Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says if Belgium finds out who is ‘leaking’ information There was an alleged altercation within their squad Then they will be banished immediately.
Red Devils World Cup lost 2-0 to Morocco This appears to have led to dressing room riots at the training camp, with reports that Romelu Lukaku was forced to intervene in an altercation between the experienced Kevin De Bruyne and Jan Vertonghen.
Many believed goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was responsible for Morocco’s first goal, with Abdulhamid Sabiri’s free-kick hit by a light touch from Morocco defender Romances.
This real Madrid Sepel, however, was outraged by reports of postgame unrest and slammed those responsible at a news conference Tuesday.
“The problem is that too many lies are being spread. The situation described doesn’t exist,” Courtois said.
“As a group, we need to avoid this negativity. It was all clear yesterday. Everyone has expressed their opinion openly.
“Now we have to act on the pitch. It’s nice that we had a group conversation. We speak our minds. We have to be honest with each other and fight for each other on the pitch.”
When Courtois was told there was a possible mole in the Belgian camp, he warned rather nonchalantly: “If we find out who sent it… [information to the press], this will be his last day in the national team. “
Skipper Eden Hazard has also lashed out at the so-called leaks, insisting Belgium’s players – many of whom make up what they call their “golden generation” – tried to play in their final group game against Croatia. Still firmly united ahead of the round of 16.
“We’ve had good conversations between the players. A lot has been said,” Hazard explained.
“We talked for an hour about the good and the not so good. Now we want to win against Croatia. We now have two days to prepare. We have to be ready.
“Nothing happened in the dressing room. Only the coach spoke. I spoke to Kevin De Bruyne and he really believes in this team.”
Kevin De Bruyne made headlines for his sensational denial of Belgium’s World Cup hopes ahead of their match against Morocco.
“No chance, we’re too old. I think our chance is 2018,” he told protector.
“We have a good team, but it’s aging. We’ve lost some key players. We’ve got some good new players coming in, but they’re not at the same level as the others in 2018. I see us more as outsiders .”
Belgium will qualify for the round of 16 if they beat Croatia on Thursday, where they finish top of their group in Morocco or lose to Canada in their other Group F match.