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It hits hard, but Italy deserved to win - Belgium’s Courtois

Sat 03 July 2021 | 0:16

The Belgium shot-stopper admitted that their 2-1 loss at the hands of Italy ‘hits hard’, but revealed that Roberto Mancini’s squad ‘deserved to win’ the battle in Munich.

Italy

have booked themselves a spot in the Euro 2020 semi-final and will go against Spain after defeating

Belgium

at the Allianz Arena in the quarter-finals.

Nicolo Barella

and

Lorenzo Insigne

netted for the Azzurri, before

Romelu Lukaku

scored Belgium’s opener from the penalty spot.

Real Madrid goalkeeper

Thibaut Courtois

was bummed after their exit, but believed Italy deserved to win.

This hits hard,”

Courtois told

BBC

after the match.

“But we knew it was going to be a tough game.

“We had two opportunities but their keeper made a good save and I think we gave the first goal away a bit to easily.

“It really could have gone either way, but Italy deserved to win here.”


source: SportMob