Belgium has no intention of playing a cagey defensive game when it meets Italy in Friday’s European Championship quarterfinal, but expects there will be times in the match when it will be pinned back, coach Roberto Martinez said on Tuesday.
The top-ranked Belgians showed both sides of their game in eliminating holders Portugal in Sunday’s last-16 tie in Seville, attacking with a quick passing game to score the only goal but having to deal with heavy pressure from the physical Portuguese.
“Against Italy it is going to be different because they are a team that from the first second are going to attack, they are going to be very dynamic,” Martinez predicted of the match-up in Munich.
“They are very well structured and have a real understanding of what each player’s role is. It is going to be…