As just stated by my good friend Chris Mayer on twitter…everyone seems to be jumping on the Belgian bandwagon. After two good results this weekend they have finally caught everyones attention, and rightly so. The squad is brimming with talent: Alderweireld, Kompany, Vanden Borre, Vertonghen, Chadli, Defour, Hazard, Witsel, Dembele, Mirallas, Vossen, Ogunjimi and Lukaku. The list goes on but there are thirteen excellent footballers and not one of them over the age of 24.
All the talk so far is of this young Belgian side qualifying for Euro 2012 and hopefully catching the worlds imagination. Well I have for months wanted to go one step further. Not content with them doing well in 2012 I think this team has the potential to go all the way and win the European Championships….in 2016.
Euro 2016 will be held in France, and with this crop of players five years older and no doubt most of them playing for some of the top clubs in Europe I am predicting they can and will go all the way and lift the trophy. Now it is one thing to write a cute little post and making my thoughts known to the world. It is another thing however to put my money where my mouth is, but I need some help. No betting company that I have looked at is giving odds for 2016 outright winners, so here is my call to all betting companies out there.
Let’s see some odds for Belgium to outright win Euro 2016. I will put money behind it and from the reaction on twitter I will not be the only one. Surely you have nothing to lose.
Which one has the guts to do it…..