‘Like a headless chicken’ Spanish press criticise Belgian Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois
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    ‘Like a headless chicken’ Spanish press criticise Belgian Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois

    A day to forget for the Belgian goalkeeper," said an analyst of the Spanish AS sports journal. Credit: Real Madrid

    After criticising Belgian football player Hazard for being ‘too fat’, the Spanish sports press called Belgian Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois a ‘headless chicken’ following Tuesday’s Champions League game.

    Courtois, who is also the goalkeeper of the Belgian Red Devils, is the second Belgian Real Madrid player to receive a lot of criticism from the Spanish press after he let in two goals during the Champions League match against the Belgian Club Brugge team on Tuesday, reports Het Nieuwsblad.

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    “A day to forget for the Belgian goalkeeper,” said Manu de Juan, analyst of the Spanish AS sports journal. “Three goals attempts, of which two went in. During Club Brugge’s first goal, he looks like a headless chicken. For the second one, he comes out too slow again. Madrid’s patience seems to be wearing thin. To make matters even worse, he had to be replaced during halftime because of dizziness and nausea,” he added.

    In a more comprehensive article, de Juan pointed to the comments from the fans, saying that he was given hell whenever he touched the ball.

    Maïthé Chini
    The Brussels Times