This Friday 11 June represented a long awaited deadline by all football fans: it is this Friday evening that the Euro football 2020 begins, with a confrontation between Turkey and Italy to inaugurate the tournament.
Live from the Red Devils training stadium in Tubize, the two sports journalists Romain Van Der Pluym and Vincent Blouard gave their predictions for this major sporting event.
According to experts, the Devils are impatient to start the tournament: “There is a will of the Devils to do battle, especially because they are considered favorites, so they want to defend their status,” said Vincent Blouard.
So do the Devils really have a chance of winning the competition? “They are part of a package of 5-6 favorites, with France, Portugal, Italy, perhaps Spain or Germany”, advance Romain Van Der Pluym. And to continue: “It is one of the tightest Euros for two to three decades, with no team really above the others, if not France, all the same a little notch above”. For the sports journalist, the return of Benzema represents an additional weapon for the Blues.
Regarding the first match of the Devils, scheduled for this Saturday at 9 p.m. against Russia, the experts were optimistic: “It’s a test match, because it’s the entry match into a tournament, so it’s a context which can generate a little pressure. But qualitatively, Belgium is much superior to Russia and the victory should be acquired “. And this despite the already confirmed absence “of Kevin De Bruyne and certainly those of Eden Hazard and Axel Witsel.
The two journalists have confidence in the youth and in two players in particular: the Rennes striker Jérémy Doku, who is a “luxury joker” whose speed and technical abilities can be decisive at the end of the game, as well as the midfielder. of Leicester, Youri Tielemans, who must confirm his status.
Thibaut Courtois will obviously also represent a major advantage for Belgium: “We have one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and in a tournament we always say that it is defense that wins more than attack. So let’s take advantage of Thibaut Courtois to the maximum, and that it makes us win the Euro “, concludes Romain Van Der Pluym.
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