The Telegraph: "Belgium's golden generation can deliver in Brazil"

In its World Cup series Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper has conducted an interview with Vincent Kompany, the Manchester City captain.
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The Telegraph says that by playing in the World Cup Kompany will fulfil a childhood dream in South America. He is also confident the Belgian national side can cope with weight of expectation.

The daily writes: "It takes a lot to ruffle Vincent Kompany, but there is one subject which succeeds in reducing Belgium's imperious captain to a state of almost boyish excitement."

And that subject is of course Brazil and the World Cup:

"“I remember when I was a kid I always said to my dad (Pierre) that I really wanted to go and play football on the beach in Brazil with him and my brother (Francois),” he says. “I have dreamed of Brazil all my life. As a child I had videos of Brazil, of their World Cup wins, of Pele, and of all the big players. But back then we never had the money to go. I was just talking about playing on the beach so it’s funny that the first time I get to go to Brazil is to play in a World Cup finals at the Maracana.”

Read the whole interview in the pages of Tuesday's Daily Telegraph or visit their website.