The World Cup is a great source of excitement for the football fans across the world. Today, the France platoon will set upon Uruguay camp with its full force in the first quarter-final match and Brazil will face Belgium in the second. Every team plans out something to rampage the opponent. Roberto Martínez has also something in his mind to kill off his opponent except for the fact that the Spanish coach refuses to remain silent but speaks his mind.
Matinez reveals that there is no such special plan to stop someone who alone will possibly turn lethal for his side as he sees Brazil filled with stars let alone Neymar. According to him, players like Neymar, Coutinho, Paulinho, and Jesus have the potential to change the game in the blink of an eye. Moreover, the speed and passing skills of Willian and Marcelo on the two flanks can turn over a match result any moment.
Roberto Martinez said, ‘If you want to win in such high voltage match, you’ve to defense with 11 players and when you go to attack, again, you’ve to employ 11 players. Each has to play his role as part of the strategy. But, we know what we have to do when we get the ball.’
He further said, ‘The Brazilian players were born to play such match. But, we’ll play to win the match. It is also true that we cannot expect like the supporters of Brazil. This is the dividing line between us.’
To him, the match is of great importance to Belgium as it is their dream to qualify to the next round. Despite Brazil being the favorite to win the match, the Belgians know what they need to do. They will remain prepared for the game and fight to the death.
In their last meeting, Brazil beat Belgium by a 2-0 scoreline in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The last time Brazil lost to Belgium was in 1963 in a friendly match.