FIFA World Cup: Belgium coach Wilmots targets shaky Argentina

Salvador: Belgium coach Marc Wilmots is targeting a “lack of balance” in Argentina’s ranks as the two sides prepare for their World Cup quarter-final showdown on Saturday.

“I saw three central defenders, two fullbacks who play very high, (Angel) Di Maria and (Ezequiel) Lavezzi, (Gonzalo) Higuain and (Lionel) Messi,” said the 45-year-old coach.

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots

“But I also feel there is a lack of balance in that team. For once we’re not favourites but I don’t mind. Once you’re in the quarter-finals, the only thing that matters you want to go all the way and that is what we want to do.”

Wilmots meanwhile said he believed Belgium would cause problems for Argentina, and insisted he would not focus exclusively on stopping Messi.

“We won’t only be watching Messi — we’ll deal with this Argentina team as a whole,” he said.

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