HLN SportscastIt’s Satan’s time again. On Thursday, the Red Devils will battle France in Turin for a place in the Nations League final – also the first meeting since that agonizing semi-final at the World Cup in Russia. Jan Vertonghen and Charles de Kettleri look forward at HLN Sportcast.
Three years after losing the World Cup semi-final in Russia, the Red Devils are once again looking at France in their eyes. Does Jan Vertonghen – who was also there at the time – harbor feelings of revenge against “the glaucoma”? “Maybe yes. That was the last game against them. And also the way – it was an annoying match. A lot of time wasted, good football… It wasn’t a great match. It still happens somewhere. Along with losing the Champions League final (With Tottenham vs Liverpool in 2019, editor), it’s the biggest missed opportunity of my career.”
It was already mentioned by Vertonghen: France won in Russia mainly football. Red Devils observer Nils Poissonnier: “Eden said after the match: ‘I’d rather lose with Belgium than win with France.’ But Vertonghen doesn’t quite agree. ‘Well … I would have preferred to be in that final.'”
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