Thibaut Courtois will find it no problem that the Red Devils in a possible quarter final top favourites Brazil take.
‘We played a complete game’, commented Courtois at the daily press conference back on the 1-0 victory Thursday against England, making Belgium group G won. “We have shown that we wanted to win. That is a good image of Belgian football. I am happy about my match yesterday, and was proud and proud to be captain.”
Belgium wipte by the profit on England to first place in the group. According to some observers is that a poisoned gift. After a quarter-final against Japan awaits in principle, after all, are the top favourites Brazil, and the Belgians will for their competitions more need to travel.
“It was indeed easier to get in Moscow to the play and the flight not to have to travel’, asked the Observer. ‘But most boys are just three days to travel, we should, therefore, not as negative, otherwise, we take that unconsciously. We should not have to worry and our self-focus.’
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Japan in the eighth-finals seems to be a feasible option for the Belgians. “Our ambition is clear, we want that party to win. It will not be easy. Japan fights for every ball and knokt for each meter. It is a well organized team. But we have confidence.’
‘We meet in the quarter-finals in Brazil, then it is all or nothing. Who, at a tournament far want to get, however, needs over these countries.’
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