“Slovaks? Like animals.” Genius De Bruyne caught the attention of the press, he also marveled at the Spartan

“Slovaks? Like animals.”  Genius De Bruyne caught the attention of the press, he also marveled at the Spartan

Slovaks go into battle and believe in themselves. At the start of the football Euro, they will challenge Belgium for the first time in a competitive match, whose exceptional generation around the genius playmaker Kevin de Bruyne and the goal machine Romel Lukak apparently has the last chance for great European success.

“Oh, Romelu… We sent each other several messages. I’m looking forward to him and he to me too,” declared the elite Slovakian defender Milan Škriniar with a big smile on his face.

He spent three years with the powerful striker at Inter Milan, now he will have to guide him so that the Slovaks can compete with the favored “Red Devils”.

“Belgium is third in the world ranking. It has very few shortcomings. I would also be happy with a draw, but I will never be satisfied with anything like that in advance. I believe that the players will show everything,” said the Italian coach of the Slovak national team, Francesco Calzona.

The “brutal” pressure prescribed by him could also apply to the Belgians.

Even De Bruyne, one of the world’s most creative footballers of the last decade, a longtime supporter of Manchester City, is well aware of this.

At the press conference, the thirty-two-year-old midfielder proved that Belgium definitely did not underestimate the preparation for Slovakia. He spoke with respect and detailed knowledge of the strongest points of Calzone’s selection.

He caused a stir when he declared that Slovaks run like animals.

He was especially impressed by the speed of the wing players, including the Spartan Lukáš Haraslín, who was an integral part of the starting line-up in the last Slovak matches.

And perhaps he also had in mind the famous Ivan Schranz, who played 70 minutes in the Euro warm-up, in which the Slovaks blew away Wales with four goals.

“We have seen some videos. They play in a 4-3-3 system, they are aggressive and attack high. The three midfielders play high, they try to play nice football. They have our respect. If we want to succeed, we have to give our best performance,” explained De Bruyne .

He was reluctant to rank Belgium among the favorites for the championship. Especially after the fiasco at the world championship in Qatar, where it arrived as the second team in the FIFA rankings and had a shameful farewell after the basic group. Humiliated and torn.

The Belgians scored a single goal, a very lucky one at that, with which they narrowly defeated Canada. They then lost to Morocco and recorded a goalless draw with Croatia.

De Bruyne caused a stir with a negative statement during the championship. The saying “We don’t have a degree, we’re old” went around the world.

Even now, the designer of unusual penetrations does not boast of self-confidence.

“Maybe they are talking about us as favorites now, but it is difficult to say if we are among the biggest. I don’t think so,” he said before Monday’s duel with the Slovaks, which Aktuálně.cz will follow in a detailed online report.

2024-06-17 08:20:59
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