By 90Min
July 08, 2018

Belgium and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois claims to be solely focused on the job at hand as he prepares for the World Cup semi-finals.

The towering stopper emerged heroic as the Red Devils shocked Brazil by eliminating them from the tournament last week. And given his stellar overall performances between the sticks, he has again been linked with a sensational switch to the Bernabeu as rumours of a Real Madrid move keep picking up pace.

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Courtois, though, insists he will only lend thought to his future after the culmination of the World Cup as he is totally focused on helping Belgium make their mark as football greats.

"I'm not thinking of anything else that is not the World Cup right now," he told reporters in the wake of the 2-1 win over Brazil on Friday (via Marca).

"This World Cup can mark our generation and we have to be totally focused. Afterwards, in about eight or nine days I'll decide what's best for me, and I'll talk later."

Speaking on his immense display during the showdown with the South American side, the keeper revealed how proud he is of the stoppage-time save off Neymar's potentially game-tying shot.

"I felt very good before I started, I was focused from the first minute and at all times I thought we were going to win," he said.

"My teammates told me that if I was good we would beat Brazil and when I saved Neymar's shot, I said 'Damn!'

"I'm proud of that stop."

France are now the only ones standing between Belgium and the final. And Courtois reckons Didier Deschamps' men will present a tougher challenge than the Brazilians.

"Against them we have to be even more concentrated than against Brazil," he declared. "It's going to be a great match, very hard, but we want to reach the final."

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