The Italian national team is explaining soccer a Euro 2020, is the only team that has won all the games played so far, however al Belgium it is really difficult to digest the 2-1 defeat suffered in the quarterfinals. Maybe their “golden generation” is getting old and has failed yet another opportunity to try to win, maybe the experienced Azzurri managed a very complicated final game, but some opponents reacted really badly.
It is the case of Thibaut Courtois, which launched ashameful accusation against Leonardo Spinazzola: the latter was on the ground for several minutes, then it was discovered that he suffered a rupture of the Achilles tendon that will force him to stay out for several months. The Belgian goalkeeper, regardless of this, at the end of the match published in his Instagram stories a photo with Spinazzola on the ground and the words: “Tricks of the trade as we call them“. So Courtois thinks Spinazzola broke his tendon to waste time?
It was hours before the goalkeeper deleted the shameful post from his profile. Captain Jan Vertonghen was also quite controversial, at least he had the decency not to mention Spinazzola and his very serious injury: “We made a mistake on Barella’s goal, we mustn’t keep the ball in the last sixteen meters. Italy has a good team, just read the statistics. But I don’t want to compliment them too much, they made me too angry ”. However, none of Belgium said that if they remained in the game until the end it was thanks to a generous penalty, almost given, by the referee on 2-0 for Italy.