Thibaut Courtois feels disappointment and annoyance after Belgium’s performance in Qatar 2022. After the team was eliminated just in the group round, the goalkeeper briefly reviewed what happened in recent weeks. Also, the ‘1 ′ mentioned what he plans for his future with the national team.
“In this World Cup and in the European Championship we weren’t ourselves, it’s a bit embarrassing”, the Real Madrid goalkeeper admitted to the media. In the continental championship, the ‘Red Devils’ passed the zone round with complete victory (9 out of 9), in the round of 16 they eliminated Portugal, but fell in the quarterfinals against Italy, who won the tournament.
Immediately afterwards, the Belgian goalkeeper believes that the current squad does not deserve the label of ‘Golden Generation’, attributed by specialists and fans. And it is that the ‘Red Devils’, guided by the coach Roberto Martínez (he has already left the national team), emerged as the great favorites in several of the most important competitions.
“It’s hard to call yourself ‘Golden Generation’ when you don’t earn anything. We are not a golden generation, we are a generation with a lot of talent and great players from all over Europe. We showed in Russia 2018 that we were a Belgium that played good football.”added the ‘White House’ goalkeeper after the debacle.
On the other hand, but still linked to what will happen in Qatar 2022, Courtois revealed which team he will support until the close of the World Cup: “Now I will support Spain, and I also wish success to my remaining clubmates”he expressed.
Courtois clarifies his future with Belgium
After the blow like the one suffered in Qatar 2022, Thibaut knows that several of his teammates will meditate on his continuity with Belgium. In particular, the goalkeeper is already thinking about next year’s commitments to go to the next Euro Cup and is also looking at the World Cup in 2026.
“We will see what will happen, who will stay, who will not stay. Soccer goes fast. In March there are already qualifying matches for the Eurocup ”held. “Yes, it is my goal (World Cup 2026). We still have a good generation and there are players who will join. I hope that when I stop playing with the ‘Red Devils’ it will be at a good time, not now.”sentenced.
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