Obviously, the goalkeeper of the Belgian selection still has the “seum” against the Blues since the 2018 World Cup.
This brings back a very bad memory to the Red Devils… It is in Saint Petersburg that the Belgium had been eliminated in the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup against the France team after a narrow 1-0 defeat. Roberto Martinez’s men are just starting their Euro 2020 on the banks of the Neva, at the Gazprom Arena, against Russia, Saturday evening (9 p.m.).
Sent to a press conference on the eve of the meeting (the captain Eden Hazard will not start and vice-captain Kevin De Bruyne has stayed in Belgium to prepare), Thibaut Courtois believes that it is ” the right time to write a great story “Because the players have” the perfect ages to be on top of [leur] form, with young people taking experience “.
“If we are eliminated by better than us”
Before letting go: ” We are not aiming for a quarter or a semi-final. We want the final, and try to win it. But obviously if we are eliminated by better than us, we will accept it more easily “. As if to remind that the Belgians thought they were better than the Blues in the semi-final of 2018.
Courtois, however, cited France among the favorites of the continental competition with England, Portugal, Italy, Spain and Germany. If they finish first in their group (they also face Denmark and Finland), the Red Devils of Romelu Lukaku will face one of the best 3rd, possibly that of group F. That of the French!
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