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Kompany happy with point as hope grows for Sušić

Published: Tuesday 14 October 2014, 0.51CET
Both sides took positives from Belgium's 1-1 draw in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with Vincent Kompany savouring an embarassment of riches while Safet Sušić's confidence grew.
by Fedja Krvavac
from Bilino polje Zenica
Kompany happy with point as hope grows for Sušić
Belgium skipper Vincent Kompany speaks to UEFA.com ©UEFA.com
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Published: Tuesday 14 October 2014, 0.51CET

Kompany happy with point as hope grows for Sušić

Both sides took positives from Belgium's 1-1 draw in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with Vincent Kompany savouring an embarassment of riches while Safet Sušić's confidence grew.

Vincent Kompany says Radja Nainggolan could be here to stay after his equaliser
The Belgium captain thinks a 1-1 draw is a good result for his side
Edin Džeko reckons a point apiece was a fair reflection
Next games: Israel v Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium v Wales (16 November)

Vincent Kompany, Belgium captain
The tempo went up and down and the counterattacks were always sharp and dangerous, but it was a good match and a good result for us. We try to pass the ball around a bit quicker than most, but in matches like this ... sometimes it's very difficult to dominate possession. I had played here twice before and it was never this good.

Next time, if we finish better, we will probably win a bit easier. I'm convinced it's a good sign that we continue to create these chances, though. It's a really hard away game this, believe me. And if you create good chances in a match like this, in the style that we did it, then that's important. It was an OK performance.

Radja Nainggolan has been a bit in and out with his previous call-ups, but now he has suddenly blossomed. He was already fantastic at Roma when I played against him and now for the national team. We now have another Red Devil who shows that he has talent. And there are, at this moment, so many – it's a real luxury.

I was more afraid that Edin Džeko would score from a corner or something because he was my man to mark. Of course it's a team sport, I congratulate him, but I'd prefer he did it on Saturday.

Safet Sušić, Bosnia and Herzegovina coach
It was an extremely tough match and it's a pity we couldn't keep the lead. I'm satified with my players' performance – Belgium are a superb team, the best we've played against. We had a tough match on Friday and I am happy with what my players have shown tonight. There is a big fight ahead of us as we want to make it to EURO 2016. I am convinced we can come in the top two in the group.

Edin Džeko, Bosnia and Herzegovina captain
It was a very open match and we played very well – all of us. A draw was probably a fair result, I am happy with how the team played. It gives me hope that we can be more successful in the coming matches.

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