‘Heard Dutch criticisms, but we’re going on and they’re out of it’

Thibaut Courtois is proud that Belgium has placed itself for the European Championships quarterfinals. The Belgian goalkeeper is also subtly slicing to the Netherlands, which is stranded in the eighth finals.
In a true football battle with Portugal, Belgium took the longest end. If you prevent 1-0 against Portugal – which has so much offensive violence – you know its getting hard. We have defended well and proved that the criticism of our defense is unfair. I heard some Dutchmen criticized us, but we get through and theyre out, Courtois says to Sporza.
For Belgium, a clash with Italy awaits in the quarterfinals. Were unlucky that were in half with the top teams, but we do have the quality for it. Let us hope we can recuperate everyone for the quarterfinals against Italy.
Weve all worked hard together. The trainer said that if we were all working harder than them, we would win too. That came true today, Courtois concludes.