The Belgian boys under 17 years of age to take the donderdagnamidag (at 14: 00 Belgian time) in the English Rotherham on against Italy. Price of bet is a first EUROPEAN final ever for the young Devils. Coach Thierry Siquet looked full of confidence, but with the necessary respect for the opponent forward to the semi final battle.
“Italy is, by nature, a very organized team”, opened Siquet after the victory against defending champions Spain on Monday in the quarterfinals. “The tactical aspect is there from a very young age in being drilled. But they also have some players with great qualities, both technically and physically.”
Siquet has, however, also has a mature player base. “After the victory against Spain, I saw especially serene players who had been all the way with the match against Italy at their head were. In this stage, you have 1 chance on 2 to advance. All teams in the semi-finals, to earn their place. Against Spain proved we have enough mental, physical and technical strength.”
The team of Thierry Siquet, generation 2001, qualified for the semi-finals after a 9 to 9 in the group stage, in which, successively, Ireland (2-0), Bosnia-Herzegovina (4-0) and Denmark (1-0) were defeated, and a 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals against title holder Spain. It is for the Belgian U17 the second semi-final in four years time. In 2015 took to the group-1998 with coach Bob Browaeys to the semi-finals at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Bulgaria, and a bronze medal at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Chile later that year.