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.
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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.
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.