Robert Moreno talks again about Spain
The former Spain coach Robert Moreno, now at Monaco, believes that the fact of "playing at home", in San Mames, gives Spain "a small advantage" and says Luis Enrique's side are one of four favourites to win it. Belgium, France and England are the other tips.
Nevertheless, he said in a video conference for the IV Bilbao International Football Summit that 2020 "could be Belgium's year". The congress brings together several people from elite football every year in the VIP area of San Mames. This year's event is this Thursday.
Moreno hightlighted Belgium's "hunger of not having won a title yet," and with the "added value" of having Roberto Martinez as the coach.
"Germany and Holland can also do well," he added. Moreno also emphasised the quality of Real Sociedad's Alex Isak and Martin Odegaard. They are Swedish and Norwegian respectively and Sweden are in Spain's group.
"I was glad Isak didn't play," he said, recalling the qualification matches between the two teams, He also said that Odegaard, on loan from Real Madrid, "is an example of how one player can change a team."·
He also spoke about Monaco's Cesc Fabregas and Wissam Ben Yedder. For Moreno, Cesc is "very mature" and "has known how to adapt a football like the French one with transitions and runs. On the ex-Sevilla man, he said he could help France if Didier Deschamps decides to play him.