Thibaut Courtois has actually struck out at the footballing authorities after Belgium’s UEFA Nations League third-place playoff defeat to Italy, declaring that they just “care about their pockets” and alerting that gamers will get hurt if the footballing calendar continues to be so busy.
Courtois was important that UEFA made the 2 sides play off for a bronze medal in the lead as much as the video game, explaining the match as “pointless”.
He was much more scathing after his side had actually slipped to a 2-1 loss, taking objective at the powers that be for their absence of issue for gamer well-being.
“This game is just a money game and we have to be honest about it,” stated Courtois.
“We just play it because for UEFA it’s extra money. Look at how much both teams changed [lineups]. If both teams would have been in the final there would have been other players in the final playing.
“This simply reveals that we play a lot of video games.”
Courtois continued his criticism as the post-match interview progressed, going on to point out the hypocrisy of UEFA and FIFA’s opposition to the Super League.
“They [UEFA] made an additional prize [UEFA Conference League]… it is constantly the very same,” he stated.
“They can be mad about other groups desiring a Super League however they do not care about the gamers, they simply appreciate their pockets.
“It’s a bad thing that players are not spoken about. And now you hear about a European Championship and a World Cup every year, when will we get a rest? Never.”
He included: “So in the end top players will get injured and injured and injured. It’s something that should be much better and much more taken care of.”
“We are not robots! It’s just more and more games and less rest for us and nobody cares about us.
“Next year we have a World Cup in November, we need to play up until the latter phases of June once again. We will get hurt! Nobody appreciates the gamers any longer.
“Three weeks of holiday is not enough for players to be able to continue for 12 months at the highest level. If we never say anything it [will be] always the same.”