Belgium are not losing any sleep over Brazil – Kompany

first_imgBelgium defender Vincent Kompany has insisted that his side are not losing any sleep ahead of their quarter-final clash with Brazil, despite their superior individual qualitiesThe five-time world champions will face Belgium at the Kazan Arena on Friday on the back of a comfortable 2-0 win over Mexico on Monday that saw a welcome return to form from Neymar after he scored the opening goal and later assisted Roberto Firmino for their second of the game.But while Brazil had comfortably progressed, it took a stunning late comeback against Japan for Belgium to progress themselves after going two goals down unexpectedly.While the Red Devils recovered in the final 30 minutes of the encounter to score a dramatic late winner through Nacer Chadli, any poor start against Brazil will very likely be unredeemable this time around.But even so, Kompany is fully embracing the challenge of taking on the “best team” on Friday.“Individually, Brazil are the strongest team in this World Cup,” said the 32-year-old, according to SportsKeeda.“That is a compliment but it doesn’t affect our chances against them. None of us are going to sleep at night thinking we have already lost to Brazil.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“Defensively they are solid, they win all their defensive duels and in attack, they are not scared to take people on one on one. They always have a key to unlock any situation.“We are going to look them in the eye. But if we make this a match of individuals, then we’ll lose.“If it becomes a match of individual performances we’ve got no chance. If we play as a team, if we fight for each other, we can do it and that’s what matters to me.”The Manchester City captain is confident in head coach Roberto Martinez’s possession-based style for Belgium that has seen them use a 3-4-3  formation to better utilise their attacking prowess.“We have developed an attractive style of football, we have scored a lot of goals and showed our good side,” said Kompany.“We’re constantly improving. We just have to step up to another level against Brazil. At least I hope we can.”last_img

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