Vincent Kompany passed fit for Belgium v Argentina
Kompany will line up against La Albiceleste after the Red Devils captain recovers from a groin injury
July 4th, 2014
Vincent Kompany will lead out Belgium on Saturday evening for their crunch match against Argentina, with the Manchester City man hoping to steer his team to the 2014 World Cup semi-finals.
Kompany has been a rock-like presence at the back for the Belgians although he has been struggling with a groin injury following 120 minutes of football against the USA which saw the Red Devils claim a 2-1 victory in extra-time.
Belgium are regarded as the underdogs to win this clash, although Marc Wilmots’ team have been exceptionally strong in defence over the past few matches, while Romelu Lukaku appears to have found his form after scoring and assisting against the States.
Kompany believes that his team have a great chance of going through, especially if Argentina decide to commit men forward.
Kompany said: “If Argentina decide to play their usual attacking game, we’ll have a pretty good chance against them.
“You need two teams to produce an exciting match. The Americans tried to push forward. That’s all we were asking for. It takes two to tango, and they wanted the same thing as us.”
Meanwhile, the Belgium coach said: “I know Argentina can play with three central defenders but I also saw a lack of balance in that team.
“For once we are not favourites and I don’t mind about that at all, but we want to win and we want to go all the way. We will make sure we do well against a strong opponent but at this level we are all strong teams.”