Jumping fence, broken stars and tension in the locker room

The European team has been washing their dirty laundry in public and is in danger of being eliminated from the round of 16

Nov 30th
2022
– 09:31

(updated 10:10)




Kevin De Bruyne from Belgium

Kevin De Bruyne from Belgium

Photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

The most talented generation in Belgian football is in crisis on and off the pitch. Running the risk of elimination again in the group stage in Qatar World Cup, the players of Belgium they no longer worry about hiding their bad mood behind the scenes and air their dirty laundry in public.

According to the French newspaper The Teamthe defender Vertonghen discuss how Risk And DeBruyne in the locker room. The climate has warmed up and the striker Luca necessary to intervene to calm the mood. Recently, the midfielders said Belgium’s opportunity had passed. The analysis angered some players.

After the defeat a Moroccothe goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois he vented all his frustration on the bench. The Real Madrid starter punched the guard as he left the pitch. In addition to anger, Courtois is the protagonist of another tension in the Belgian delegation. He and De Bruyne broke off ties years ago over the course of a shiny close up.

10 years ago, the Manchester City midfielder was still playing for Wolfsburg from Germany and cheated on his girlfriend with her best friend. At the time, Caroline Lijnen ended up getting involved with Courtois after de Bruyne’s betrayal.

“In the summer of 2012, Kevin told me that he made friends with my best friend. I gave him a choice: her or me. I was ready to give him one more chance, but our relationship has never been the same ”he told the magazine. Belgian History.

Lijnen ended up meeting Courtois in Madrid, when he was still playing for Atlético de Madrid: “Kevin thought the trip was a good idea, I’d asked him before. But something happened that should never have happened. That night, Thibaut told me he offered that I never had three years with Kevin. With Thibaut, I could talk about anything and he even cooked me a delicious meal. Kevin never did that for me. Kevin cheated on me and I thought “why shouldn’t I do that too ‘I? . “

Currently, the two national team mates are already in another relationship. De Bruyne is married to Michele Lacroix. The couple have three children. Courtois is engaged to model Misehl Gerzig.

Third in Group F, they challenge Belgium Croatia Thursday 1 at 12:00. A victory guarantees the Belgians in the round of 16.

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