Vertonghen ‘not afraid’ of Argentina

Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen believes that his side are good enough to beat Argentina and qualify for the World Cup semi-finals.

The Red Devils take on the Albicelestes in Brasilia this afternoon, and the Tottenham centre-back has claimed that his men can knock Lionel Messi and co out of the tournament.

“We have been confident all tournament. We believe in ourselves. We are feeling strong physically and mentally. Belgium don't have to fear anyone,” he told reporters.

“We have all been looking forward to this tournament. It's all about games like this for us. But it doesn't have to stop here against Argentina.

“We want to put in a great fight and go even further. This is all a reward for our hard work.

“Messi has been outstanding so far. He's obviously Argentina's main man. There are more players to watch, but he has been outstanding.

“I spoke with Dries Mertens about Gonzalo Higuain. He is a big fan of him and has warned us that he's a great player. 

“And they have Ezequiel Lavezzi and Angel Di Maria as well. We will have to be on top of our game.”

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