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Belgian Keeper Courtois In 'Furious Altercation' With Boss Wilmots

Belgian Keeper Courtois In 'Furious Altercation' With Boss Wilmots

If the reports are to believed, then the Belgian camp is none too happy ahead of their crucial clash with Ireland on Saturday. Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is reported to have been involved in a "furious altercation" with manager Marc Wilmots after the side's 2-0 defeat to Italy on Saturday.

Courtois has been scathing of his side's performance saying:

“The problem is not just with the defence, or the midfield, it’s everywhere. Tactically, technically and organisationally, we came up short."

According to BeIn Sports, the two came to blows on the aeroplane back to their training base following the Italian game. Wilmots was reported to be furious with Courtois over his comments - and the rift between the two was noticeable to all aboard.

simon mignolet warming up

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The incident between the two could well be a lucky break for Ireland - if Courtois is dropped by Wilmots - it would leave Belgium with Liverpool's mistake-prone Simon Mignolet (pictured above) in goals.

Although Mignolet was favoured by O'Neill when he was the Belgian's club manager at Sunderland - he would represent a significant step down in class from the man regarded as one of the best three goalkeepers in the world.

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Paul McNulty
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Admirer of all things Stephen Ireland. Comparatively lesser interests in Mayo football, horse racing, athletics and boxing.

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