Courtois Accused Of Leaking Team Details
SACKED Belgium boss Marc Wilmots has accused a player of leaking his team selections – and claims he was told it was Thibaut Courtois and his dad.
Wilmots was fired after Belgium’s 3-1 defeat to Wales at Euro 2016, which led to a bust-up with Courtois.
The 49-year-old says he was told that Courtois was leaking the team to the media via his father, Thierry, who denies Wilmots’ accusation.
Line-ups are typically announced an hour before kick-off and, in an interview with beIN SPORTS, Wilmots said: “I just have a problem when I make my selection at 6pm and at 6.15pm it is on all social networks.
“It means that a player has sold the selection. And that’s serious. It came back to me from several French journalists that Courtois’ father was doing it. It means that you do not respect your homeland.
“I find it a shame, because I have to wait an hour before the match to have the opposition’s selection. And that’s terrible.
“The opponent is gaining time. He can prepare everything. He knows everything. And that’s really dramatic. It never happened at the World Cup in Brazil.”