Courtois reveals his anger at team-mate Hazard

Date published: Tuesday 11th October 2016 3:44

Eden Hazard: Angered Courtois

Eden Hazard: Angered Courtois

Thibaut Courtois has revealed he was left “angry” after Eden Hazard’s antics for Belgium on Monday night.

Chelsea star Hazard, who scored the sixth goal, started showboating in the 6-0 win over Gibraltar and goalkeeper Courtois believed his indiscretions risked his clean sheet.

“I was angry with Eden Hazard because he tried a backheel in a part of the pitch where he shouldn’t have,” the goalkeeper told reporters.

“I absolutely wanted to keep a clean sheet. I yelled so everyone understood that we had to stay sharp. We had little to gain here.

“We showed we respected our opponent. We have one-and-a-half more years to improve and be ready for the World Cup. ”

Christian Benteke set Belgium on their way with a goal after seven seconds – a record in World Cup qualifying – before finishing the match with a hat-trick.

Benteke beat the previous record of 8.3 seconds, set by San Marino’s Davide Gualtieri against England in 1993.

Belgium doubled their advantage through Axel Witsel’s deflected long-range effort before Benteke added his second just before the break.

Dries Mertens got on the scoresheet six minutes after the break with Benteke completing his hat-trick shortly after with a lovely flick while Hazard completed the rout on 79 minutes.

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