Thibaut Courtois He continues to prove that he is one of the fittest goalkeepers in the world. The Belgian goalkeeper has been at a high level for a couple of seasons at Real Madrid and, with his national team, he continues to show that he is capable of sign anthological matches. In fact, this same Sunday a brilliant match against Italy took shape in which, despite their great performance, they could not avoid the defeat of the ‘Red Devils’ (2-1). Of course, at the end of the game, I had a message for UEFA.
The first 45 minutes that the white goalkeeper signed are to put them in sports schools. Perfect under sticks, smart on high balls and giving great security to the rear, he became the most important player on his team. After leaving the changing rooms, He could do little to stop Nicolò Barella’s tremendous volley and only a few minutes later he conceded a second penalty goal, in a ball that touched, but you couldn’t stop it from crashing on your network.
Two sparks console Italy against Belgium that reacted late (2-1)
Still, Belgium’s goal came thanks in large part to an incredible serve with one hand, but it was insufficient to overcome the crash. At the end of the ninety minutes, Courtois was very angry… but not with the result, but by the fact of having to play it. This was explained: “EThis match for third and fourth place is just about the money and we have to be honest about it. We just play it because for UEFA it’s extra money“, he explained.
That’s how forceful the Belgian goal was. He considers that it does not make sense to play this type of game, in which there is absolutely nothing at stake and that the only motivation for the two teams to have to play this clash is for a purely economic issue. He offers an explanation: “You just have to see how much the lineups of both teams changed. If it had been a final, other players would have come out. “
But behind this reflection is the danger of injury. Courtois believes that the schedule is already too demanding of base as to load it with this type of parties. Let’s start from the basis that we come from two seasons practically without rest, due to the covid-19 pandemic, in addition to a subsequent summer with the Eurocup and the Olympic Games. If we add to that that in 2022 there is a World Cup, and that it is played in November, we are in a crossroads of minutes.
“And now you hear that they want a European Championship and a World Cup to be played every year. When will we rest? Never. We are not robots! There are more and more games and less rest for us and nobody cares about us. So in the end the best players will get injured and injured and injured. Three weeks of vacation is not enough for players to continue for 12 months at the highest level. Nobody thinks about the players“, he finished.