Monday will start with the Red Devils at the world cup against Panama (17.00 hours). At his press conference before the match showed Our coach Dario Hernan Gomez understood to mean that he does not really anticipate that his team will pick it up. “Ronaldo and Messi are of an extraordinary level, but Belgium has some players that are just below the sit.”
Panama is the underdog in group G, with addition, in Belgium, even England and Tunisia. The country from Central America could still but for the first time in the history of places for the world cup. “Therefore, we are not favourites,” said coach Gomez. “But on a good day, we can have something to perform. We are well prepared, but we play against a good team. Ronaldo and Messi are of an extraordinary level, but Belgium has some players that are just below the sit. And they also have a good coach (Roberto Martinez, ed.) who’s a good man.”
Saturday succeeded world cup-debutants Iceland has managed to become a superpower like Argentina on a tie. But Gomez wants to match, to compare with the match against Belgium. “Argentina is at this moment not of the same level as Belgium. And Iceland got to the quarter-finals of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS two years ago. The difference between Iceland and Argentina is less pronounced than between Belgium and Panama. I’m not saying that we can’t stunt, but it is clear that Belgium is the favorite for this match. It is one of the most difficult teams in this world cup. I also do not believe that they are going to underestimate. This is a world cup, all teams are ready.”
Gomez also made it clear that his team Monday not too much initiative will take. “We scored very hard in the preparation, that is correct. But we have mainly focused on our defensive work. We are going to the quantity. That is our attitude, so we will have to do.”
But Rodriguez plays
Striking: just as Jorge Sampaoli, from Argentina earlier this week, gave the Panamanian coach at the press conference all of his team free. He plays with Blas Pérez in the striker and also Gent-promise José Luis Rodriuez get a rise.
The preparation of Panama (4-1-4-1): Penedo; Davis, Escobar, R. Torres, Murillo; Gomez; Barcenas, Godoy, Cooper, Rodriguez; Perez.