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Thibaut Courtois admits that Belgium’s early exit from the World Cup is ‘a bit embarrassing’

‘It’s hard to call yourself a ‘Golden Generation’ if you don’t win anything’: Thibaut Courtois admits Belgium’s early exit from the World Cup is ‘a bit embarrassing’

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Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted it is difficult to refer to his team as a ‘golden generation’ when they have not won anything.

Despite having high-profile players in their squad, including Kevin de Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard, Belgium were knocked out in the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar.

Belgium finished third at the last World Cup in 2018, but they have yet to win any silverware with this talented group of players.

Thibaut Courtois Says His Belgium Squad Doesn'T Deserve To Be Called A 'Golden Generation'

Thibaut Courtois says his Belgium squad doesn’t deserve to be called a ‘golden generation’

Courtois described Belgium’s departure as “a bit embarrassing” and stressed that his team is not a “golden generation”.

As reported by ASCourtois said: “In this World Cup and in the European Championship we weren’t ourselves, it’s a bit embarrassing. We’ll see what happens, who stays, who doesn’t stay. Football It goes fast. There are already qualifying matches for the European Championship in March.

‘It’s hard to call yourself a ‘Golden Generation’ if you don’t win anything. We are not a golden generation, we are a generation with great talent and great players from all over Europe. We showed in Russia 2018 that we are a Belgium that plays good football.’

Belgium Suffered Further Frustration In Qatar And Manager Roberto Martinez Has Left

Belgium Suffered Further Frustration In Qatar And Manager Roberto Martinez Has Left

Belgium suffered further frustration in Qatar and manager Roberto Martinez has left

Courtois confirmed he hopes to play for Belgium at the 2026 World Cup, which will take place in Canada, Mexico and the United States when he is 34 years old.

He said, ‘Yes, that’s my goal. We still have a good generation and there are players who will join. I hope that if I stop playing with the Red Devils it will come at a good time, not now.’

As Courtois points out, the composition of the Belgian squad could change drastically. Manager Roberto Martinez has already left and Eden Hazard is considering international retirement.

Courtois Hopes That He Will Still Be Part Of The Belgian Squad At The 2026 World Cup

Courtois Hopes That He Will Still Be Part Of The Belgian Squad At The 2026 World Cup

Courtois hopes that he will still be part of the Belgian squad at the 2026 World Cup

Courtois revealed that following Belgium’s exit from the tournament, he will now support Spain and wished his Real Madrid teammates, who are still competing in Qatar, the best of luck.

He said: “Now I will support Spain and I also wish success to my remaining club mates.”

Belgium’s World Cup campaign started with a 1–0 win against Canada, but they were beaten 2–0 by Morocco and then drew 0–0 against Croatia.

Courtois, who has 100 caps, was part of the Belgian squad at five major tournaments.

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