Since the start of the Euro, the rivalry between Belgium and France seems to be at its height. The statements of L’Equipe 21 had ignited the powder. “These Belgians talk a lot, they will quickly go home to eat friess “. Gilles Favard, the chronicler who had these sweet words, replied to Thomas Meunier. The right side of the Devils had declared after the victory against Russia:”We are still world number 1 so we need a great armada to defeat us.“
If the host of the show has since apologized, a meeting between the Blues and the Devils would have a special flavor. And she wouldn’t be the only one worth seeing. For several days, the Spaniards and the Dutch have also been backing their hair up. At issue: Rafael Van Der Vaart’s comments on the Dutch channel NOS about the face of La Roja since the start of the competition. “Spain is horrible. I hope we (the Netherlands) play against them. There is nothing in this team. All they do is pass to one side to the other. They don’t even have a player who knows how to make a final pass. ”
These statements had been widely relayed by the Iberian media including Cadena Cope. And the players did not fail to answer them. Starting with Koke the middle of Atletico Madrid. The player drew in the image of his style of play: manly and efficient. “He wants his moment of glory. We may have this sentence in mind, it could motivate us a little more, especially if we are to play against the Netherlands. I remember Van der Vaart very well. You can see it perfectly in a photo on Iniesta’s goal in the 2010 World Cup final. “
Then, it was Pablo Sarabia, the PSG winger who came to add fuel to the fire. Interviewed by Radio Marca, he knocked out the former Real Madrid player in particular. “He was wrong in his statements, even more so being a footballer. He said shit. But the only memory I have of him is the 2010 World Cup and he didn’t. came out very well since we won the final. “
After two draws against Sweden and Poland, Spain has disappointed since the start of the competition. This Wednesday, La Roja absolutely must win to be first in Group E. If Luis Enrique’s team finishes first in their group, they should meet the Netherlands in the semi-finals.