World Cup 2018 Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois wins golden glove for best keeper

Thibaut Courtois

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has won the World Cup 2018 Golden Glove award for the best goalkeeper at the tournament despite Hugo Loris captaining France glory.

“It’s an incredible honour,” the Red Devils’ goalie said on Sunday on the Belgian radio and TV station RTBF. “It’s not easy to win. You first have to go far with your team, and second, to be very decisive for your team, but for me that was not the most important thing because I wanted to go as far as possible with the team; but I’m happy I was able to make many saves to help the team,” added Courtois, who has also been shining at Chelsea. “It’s one of the most important prizes you can win as a player.”

Asked which was the most delicate save he made at the World Cup, he chose “the one against Tolisso (in the last seconds of the game against France) even if it’s not an important save.” He added : “It was hard on the ground to the left. I am 2.00 metres tall. Few goalkeepers can move to the ball so quickly. In terms of importance, it was the one against Neymar. That was a delicate moment. If I’d left the ball I think it was going into the goal.”


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