He didn’t complete two seasons at Sporting, but while he wore a lion on his chest, he always showed quality among the publications. Philippe de Wilde was one of the Belgian internationals who played in Portuguese football, and is still associated with football, and therefore it is a valid opinion on the eve of the decisive confrontation between Portugal and Belgium, in the round of 16 of the Euro. .
With the same insistence on striking opposing kicks, the former goalkeeper points to Belgium as a candidate to win this duel. “I think it will be a difficult match for Belgium, who have always hoped not to play with the group of death that finished third where Portugal was. It will be difficult, but if they make it, they will go too far and I think Belgium is the favourites. He qualified for the European Championship by winning only, the same in the group stage and it is not surprising that he is the top of the FIFA rankings. All this confirms the status of Belgian football and now is the time to win titles,” says de Wilde.
Talent is something neither the Belgian nor the Portuguese team lack. This leads de Wilde to bet that the game will be decided by a single move. “It will most likely be a solo business. Belgium has great players like striker Lukaku or attacking midfielders like De Bruyne as well as a world-class goalkeeper, Courtois. Who can decide? Kevin De Bruyne is a player who can make a difference, a complete player,” he predicts. , also noting that the golden generation of Belgian football, with most players in their thirties, enjoys these European opportunities and next year’s worlds title.
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