Thibaut Courtois tries to get a hand to Sofiane Boufal's shot that went wide against Morocco


‘He’s had a STINKER’: Fans hammer Thibaut Courtois after his nightmare against Morocco, with the Real Madrid goalkeeper labelled as ‘shocking’ during 2-0 World Cup defeat after conceding howlers

  • Belgium were stunned by minnows Morocco in Sunday’s 2-0 World Cup defeat
  • The European side lacked energy and quality in shock World Cup group loss
  • Social media has vented their frustration at Belgium’s failed ‘golden’ stars
  • Others poked fun at Thibaut Courtois and called on Roberto Martinez to quit 

Belgium’s quest for Qatar World Cup glory hit a new low as Morocco stormed to a 2-0 victory over Roberto Martinez’s talent-laden side on Sunday.

Belgium surrendered the opportunity to top group f and qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup with Morocco outperforming the European nation’s stars in every area of the pitch.

Belgium’s so-called ‘golden generation’ looked lifeless, uninterested, and short of ideas, whereas their African opponents took advantage to score twice late-on and take their points tally to four.

Thibaut Courtois tries to get a hand to Sofiane Boufal's shot that went wide against Morocco

Thibaut Courtois tries to get a hand to Sofiane Boufal’s shot that went wide against Morocco

But Courtois (yellow) endured a torrid afternoon up against Morocco's attackers on Sunday

But Courtois (yellow) endured a torrid afternoon up against Morocco’s attackers on Sunday

Real Madrid Champions League winning goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois came in for isolated criticism following the match as Belgium supporters called out the shot-stopper’s disastrous outing on football’s biggest stage.

Morocco deserved their goals for a dominant attacking performance with Abdelhamid Sabiri and Zakaria Aboukhlal both getting on the scoresheet.

Social media was stunned in the aftermath of Belgium’s dismantling as disappointed football supporters fumed at Courtois for not doing enough to stop either strike.

Courtois conceded twice as Belgium were frustrated in their 2-0 defeat against Morocco

Courtois conceded twice as Belgium were frustrated in their 2-0 defeat against Morocco

One post labelled the goalkeeper’s performance as a ‘stinker’ as they focused on his inability to get a hand to Sabiri’s strike and keep the scores level.

Another comment lamented Courtois for his ‘shocking goalkeeping’ against Morocco while other poked fun at the Belgian for letting the African side score from ‘impossible angles’.

While other fans mockingly joked that Courtois was now getting the ‘recognition’ he deserved in a jibe at the goalkeeper’s previously frustrated suggestions that he didn’t get the credit he deserved.

Courtois will undoubtedly continue as Belgium’s No 1 when they meet Croatia in their final World Cup group match, needing a win to qualify for the knockout stages. 

Other disgruntled onlookers directed their overall disappointment towards Belgium’s failed stars amid calls for national team manager Roberto Martinez to immediately resign from his role. 

Some even suggested that Martinez was to blame for wasting Belgium’s current crop of stars that have failed to match the expectations placed on them. 

Stunned fans even insisted that defeat to Morocco marked the end of country’s failed ‘golden generation’.

Another supporter joked that Belgium are an ‘amazing’ team but just need to work on their passing, shooting, movement, crossing, and basically everything else needed to succeed.

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