Present at a press conference with the Belgian selection, Jan Vertonghen and Dries Mertens were asked about the favorites for the Euro. Both players want to keep a low profile with Belgium, including France and England as the main contenders for the final victory.
The Belgians still have their 2018 World Cup executioner in mind. While they will make their entry into the Euro against Russia on Saturday, the Red Devils do not really claim to be favorites for the final victory. A status which they nevertheless enjoy according to a statistical study by the American company Gracenote published on Thursday, which points to Belgium and England as the nations which have the most chances of winning the Euro this summer, France being in third position .
Present at a press conference this Thursday afternoon, Jan Vertonghen does not see Belgium as a “big favorite” and particularly fears the France team: “I do not see us as the big favorite. France and England the are, I think. We also know that despite the status of favorite or outsider, everyone can surprise in this type of tournament. But it’s true that we are not very far from the level of these two great favorites. For me it is neither an advantage nor a disadvantage to have this status. “
Mertens also places favorite France
The Benfica defender then gave way to Dries Mertens. Asked in turn about the contenders for the final victory at the Euro, the Neapolitan striker joins his compatriot and also sees France and England ahead of Belgium. “If Belgium is the favorite? No, it’s France . And England, who will play six out of seven games at home. Italy and Belgium are just behind, “he said in remarks relayed by The Last Hour.
Third at the World Cup in Russia in 2018, Belgium finally hopes to win a trophy this summer at the Euro. The Red Devils have also benefited from a rather lenient draw with Russia, Denmark and Finland, three opponents within their reach. On paper, the lights are green.