We are not robots - Courtois hits out at busy schedule

Mon 11 October 2021 | 10:23

The Los Blancos shot-stopper hit out at the governing bodies in football following Belgium’s 2-1 to Italy in the Nations League on Sunday.

Thibaut Courtois

has shared his opinion on the competition for the third place with Italy, naming the match ‘useless’.

The Belgian goalkeeper started the game for his side, when

Nicolo Barella


Domenico Berardi

netted for the Azzurri and won bronze in the Nations League 2020-21.

However, he was worried about the players’ health and the growing list of fixtures every season.

It’s just a money game, and we have to be honest about it,”

Courtois said, according to



“For UEFA, it’s extra money and it’s an extra game because it’s on TV.

“Of course, everyone wants to play, but look at how much both teams changed. If the teams had been in the Final, there would have been other players playing. This just shows that we play too many games.”

Courtois criticized the governing bodies in football by referring to an even busier schedule next year, with the World Cup coming up.

Next year, we have a World Cup in November, we’ll have to play until the latter stages of June again,”

he continued.

“We will get injured.

“Nobody cares about the players. In June, after a long season, you’ll have to play four games in the Nations League, you’ll get two weeks holiday.

“That’s not enough for players to continue for 12 months at the highest level. If we never say anything, it’s always the same.”

source: SportMob

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