Belgium Manager Tedesco Overlooks Courtois For EURO 2024

Belgium manager Domenico Tedesco has decided not to call up Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois for this summer's European Championships.

Apr 30, 2024 - 21:57
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Belgium Manager Tedesco Overlooks Courtois For EURO 2024

Courtois has suffered two serious knee injuries this season and is yet to play for Real Madrid.

But the 31-year-old has returned to fitness and was named on the bench for Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

With barely a month of the European season remaining, Tedesco reckons Courtois will not be fit enough to take his place in the Belgium squad.

"On this topic, everything has already been said. I don't want a tit-for-tat situation," Tedesco told German media on Tuesday.

"We are focusing on players who are in good shape."

Courtois has enjoyed a frosty relationship with Tedesco in the past year following a captaincy row.

Courtois has won 102 caps for Belgium since his debut in 2011.

Courtois has made 230 appearances for Real Madrid since joining from Chelsea in the summer of 2018.

He has won two La Liga titles, one UEFA Champions League, one Copa del Rey, one UEFA Super Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup.