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Thibaut Courtois Had A Sly Jab At Jordan Pickford's 'Weird' Technique

Thibaut Courtois Had A Sly Jab At Jordan Pickford's 'Weird' Technique

Although it appeared at times that neither side was overly pushed on finishing top of Group G, Belgium and England's clash was ultimately decided by a moment of magic from the former Manchester United man, Adnan Januzaj - only, this isn't how Belgium's Thibaut Courtois sees it exactly.

The Belgium goalkeeper on the night his side claimed control of the group with a 1-0 win, Courtois was more concerned with England's Jordan Pickford, than the match-winner Januzaj.

As used as we are to goalkeepers sticking by one another, the 'keeper looking set to soon depart Chelsea believes he would have simply "caught" the ball.

Speaking to Voetball24, Courtois acknowledged that Pickford is "is 10cm smaller than me." Nevertheless, he believes the Everton #1 "was too busy throwing his legs in the air" instead of saving Januzaj's curling effort.

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Interestingly, Gary Neville - who was working on ITV the night of the game - had similarly suspicions that Pickford's effort flattered to deceive: "His feet are off the ground when he’s jumping. He goes with his wrong hand. It’s just a bit weird."

A player of incredible potential and in a position where he could nail down a starting spot in the England team for years to come, Pickford may well have appreciated Courtois and Neville keeping their doubts to themselves.

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Arthur James O'Dea

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