The Belgian believes focusing too much on his physique would work against his overall game.
He explained to France Football: “Frankly, I’m small but sturdy, I focus on my legs. After that, I’ll never be like that. (He blows up his chest and tries to look muscular.) When you are too physical, you lose a little …
“The (Karim) Benzema of Lyon and that of Real Madrid, it is not the same thing! Then there is an evolution. (Cristiano) Ronaldo, when he started, he was not like that. Now he’s a machine. I did not want to do that. Muscles is not for me. I cannot. I want the ball, to play.”