Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been discussing how he found out that he had won the prestigious Golden Glove award for best goalkeeper at this summers World Cup in Russia.
The 26-year-old was immense between the sticks for Roberto Martinez’s Belgium as the Red Devils went on a superb run to the semi-finals, including a famous victory over pre-tournament favourites Brazil, a game in which Courtois was majestic throughout.
However, he courted controversy after his sides 1-0 defeat to eventual Champions France, by claiming Les Blues played anti football for their defensive display. Courtois obviously still holds some animosity towards Didier Deschamps side because he admitted that he had actually missed his announcement as best ‘keeper, as he had turned off his TV in order to not see the French celebrate their victory.
“I turned off the television in the 94th minute so not to see the French celebrate their title,” He revealed on RBTF
“My buddies then told me that (Luka) Modric had just received the ‘Best Player’ trophy, and that they were going to announce the name of ‘Best Goalkeeper’.
“When my friends told me it was me, I turned on the TV and went back to live it again! It’s an incredible honour, I’m happy to have made a lot of stops to help the team. But it was not the most important, I wanted to go as far as possible.”
Courtois has been dominating the headlines today with reports emerging that Chelsea have agreed to sell him to Real Madrid in a deal worth £31 million.