Thibaut Courtois is not that he on Thursday with a huge blunder at the end proceedings in Belgium-Russia. The keeper is particularly pleased that ‘The Red Devils’ european CHAMPIONSHIP qualification with a victory begun.
The Russians arrived in Brussels after a quarter of an hour at 1-1 when Courtois too long lingered after a back-pass, after which Denis Good could score. Finally won Belgium with 3-1.
“I do not think that I have many mistakes I have made in my career, so if you have one, you are of course not happy and you hope that you the competition still wins,” said the 26-year-old Courtois.
“I am satisfied with the victory and also with the contest that I post my error have played. I remained calm, I am happy with it. I have then also not all the balls just weggetrapt and the penalty of Hazard also came after a ball from me. There is no problem.”
Courtois makes a difficult period, because at Real Madrid he is his basic place since the return of coach Zinedine Zidane. Keylor Navas will get the preference in the Spanish capital.
😳 Thibaut Courtois, what do you do now? Barely 30 seconds after the 1-0 is again equal..
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“This is sometimes the life of a goalkeeper’
Courtois is, however, not to worry and see his blunder against Russia as the incident. “I wanted to go to Toby Alderweireld, but when that could no more, I hesitated a bit,” he explained.
“The striker pushed me what. I was a little off balance and missed the ball. A pity, but this is sometimes the life of a goalkeeper.”
Belgium was ahead by a goal by Youri Tielemans and captained Eden Hazard made it after the mistake from Courtois with two goals for that of our southern neighbours is still a good start to the european CHAMPIONSHIP qualification.
Hazard was, just like many other team mates to explore for Courtois. “He was so often the lifesaver for us. This can be done. He looks maybe a bit too much to me, but he is too big and so he can not dribbling,” joked the Chelsea attacker.
Joy by captain Eden Hazard, who was responsible for the 2-1 and 3-1 for Belgium-Russia. (Photo: Pro Shots)
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