Riding high off of back-to-back victories against the Republic of Ireland and Sweden following a disappointing start to the tournament against Italy, Belgium head into their Round of 16 clash against Hungary full of confidence. While their performance in the opening match was uninspiring, Italy is a difficult team to face, and redeemed themselves in the next to games of the group stages and finishing second in group E.
While many would consider Belgium the favorites to win on Sunday, Liverpool and Belgium striker Divock Origi doesn't agree, arguing that Belgium will need to put in another strong performance to make it through and into the quarterfinals.
"We are training for this game as usual. We are staying calm," he said. "We will determine a strategy with the coach. We all want to play a great match. It will be an interesting match for us. Personally, I think that there is no favourite in football. We have to prove our qualities. We have to believe in us. And they will believe in them. So it will be a good game. Of course, we hope to win this match. They are a really brave team. The players are not afraid. They fight for each ball. It won’t be easy, they have players with a lot of qualities."
The match kicks of from Toulouse at 8PM BST/3PM EST.