Although Belgium is close to the final round of the Nations League thanks to a nice 2-0 victory over England, the ‘Red Devils’ remain cautious. They are guarding against the scenario that unfolded in 2018.
Two years ago, Belgium also seemed on its way to the final round in the final round. With a 0-2 lead against Switzerland, however, things went completely wrong and they lost 5-2.
This time Denmark is the opponent in the last group duel in Leuven. “Whether such a scenario is possible again? Of course”, said national coach Roberto Martínez on Sunday after the victory over England, also in Leuven.
“The margins in international football, and certainly in the A division, are small. Denmark has also won against England, although today they had all the trouble in the world with Iceland.”
Former Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen agreed with the national coach. “Anything is possible, but we now have that experience in Switzerland in our pocket,” he said. “We will not speculate on a draw either, we always go for the win.”
A draw against the Danes is enough for Belgium to qualify for the final round. France is the only country that, with one round to go, is already certain of the ‘Final Four’, which will be completed in October next year.
National coach Roberto Martínez saw his team cheer against England twice. (Photo: ANP)
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