Wales v Belgium: Roberts ready to take Euro 2016 rivals down

The Offside Rule

By Jamie Thomas.

Wales’ assistant manager Osian Roberts admits Belgium are in their best ever form – but he still believes they can exploit any weaknesses.

Chris Coleman’s No2 is confident ahead of Friday’s top-of-the-table Group B clash after doing his homework on the Red Devils with a trip to Paris on Sunday to witness the Marouane Fellaini-inspired 4-3 victory.

While Roberts was full of praise for the newly-crowned second best team in the world – who have risen nine places from 11th to their highest ever position in the Fifa rankings – he insists Wales are capable of causing an upset after November’s shut-out.

He said: “Nothing they did against France surprised us; they’ve been playing that way for a while but I think what you saw was that they’re in a rich run of form at the moment. That’s the best I’ve seen them play for a while.

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