Two Belgium custodians are clearly not friends.
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has continued his recent war of words with compatriot and Liverpool No 1 Simon Mignolet, according to reports in the Daily Express.
The pair became involved in a public spat of late over who was the rightful Belgium No 1, a position that the west London club’s shot stopper currently holds.
“In Spain, I hear no goalkeeper saying they’re aiming for the place of Casillas,” said Courtois at the time of the dispute.
“Not De Gea, not Valdes, not Reina. It’s the opposite – they back Casillas.
“Simon can say whatever he wants, but I think I’ve already saved enough points for Belgium and I’m playing good games for Atletico. He has to stay humble and respectful.”
And now the keeper, who is currently spending his third season out on loan with La Liga outfit Atletico de Madrid, has continued his spat with his compatriot by telling Sport/Foot Magazine: “If someone says that he is unfairly left out of the Red Devils’ goal, I see that as an attack,” Courtois told Sport/Foot Magazine.
“It shows that you do not accept the coach’s current choice and at the same time that you show no respect for the current number one.
“But I do not want my statements to be taken wrongly, as they were last time.
“Then it sounded like I said Mignolet must show no ambition. That’s not true.
“I understand that he has the ambition of becoming the number one for Belgium. I only say you should also respect those who play.”