Favorite for the final victory, Belgium launched its 2022 World Cup with a short success against Canada (1-0) on Wednesday. The essential is assured for the Red Devils, but not enough to fully satisfy Thibaut Courtois.
Belgium was satisfied with the minimum service. For its entry into the running at the 2022 World Cup, the Red Devils defeated Canada (1-0) on Wednesday in a Group F match. ), the selection led by Roberto Martinez can thank Thibaut Courtois.
In the first minutes of the match, the Real Madrid goalkeeper saved his team by stopping a penalty from Alphonso Davies (11th), otherwise the Belgians’ evening could have known another fate. Hero of the match, the last bulwark of 30 years presented himself to the journalists to give his analysis of the debates. Asked by Bein Sports, Thibaut Courtois challenged his teammates. For the former Chelsea goalkeeper, the 2018 World Cup semi-finalist will have to show more for the rest of the competition.
“We have to be better”
“Canada has started very well. They played a great game. They are a very difficult team, with a lot of speed and physicality. Spaces were not found. We had to be more calm with the ball. We couldn’t find the free player in the middle, it’s complicated. It’s not our best game but we won. It’s always good.” The Belgian goalkeeper continues: “There are no more easy matches. We weren’t good enough in the pressing. We had to be closer to their attackers. We lost too many easy balls. We should have saved time by keeping the ball. This is what we need to improve. Starting with a win is important. We will have to be better to go further. The three points feel good.”
Leading Group F with three points, Belgium will be aiming for a second victory against Morocco next Sunday, which will already ensure qualification for the round of 16.