Since the start of the Euro, Proximus has been providing us with question-and-answer sessions between two players who had been selected by Roberto Martinez. During the last episode, Thibaut Courtois and Jan Vertonghen were invited to take up the challenge. The goal being, each time, to give 3 correct answers in 7 seconds to each question.
Thibaut Courtois was then asked to name all the known European players who were not selected for Euro 2020. The Real Madrid goalkeeper was then able to name only his former Real Madrid teammate, Sergio Ramos, who has now gone to Paris Saint-Germain. “Sergio Ramos … Euuuuuuh”.
Vertonghen then listed the names Courtois could have cited to arrive at the number 3 in less than seven seconds. “You could have chosen Haaland, ter Stegen, Martial, Zaniolo, Van Dijk, Kean, Dzeko, Oblak, Pjanic, …”
It was then that Thibaut Courtois decided to interrupt Jan Vertonghen by telling him: “Martial? Is that a star player?”
A sentence which Jan Vertonghen had a good laugh.
Selected 27 times with the French team, Anthony Martial was not picked up during this Euro 2020 by Didier Deschamps.