Two of Chelsea’s current players took to Twitter to celebrate a dramatic and intense victory for Belgium against the USA, as they progressed to the last eight of the World Cup.
Romelu Lukaku posted a picture and message after scoring a vital goal, paying tribute to Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, who set a record for the most saves by a goalkeeper in a World Cup during the match.
“What a result! What a game!!! So happy for our country! It feels good to be in this position,” posted Lukaku.
“They're real good competitors and will definitely be a stronger team in the upcoming years also @timhow1 you're one the best teammates i ever had! You're right up there! Today you showed why as always why u are one of the best in goalkeeping.”
Thibaut Courtois also posted a picture and message on Instagram after the game, simply conveying how proud he was of his Belgian teammates rather than giving his own tribute to Howard, the USA’s number one.
“What a game and what a victory ! #tousensemble #belgium #proud,” said Courtois.
Belgium will seriously fancy their chances in the last eight of the competition despite a difficult match up against Argentina, who have some of the best attacking players in the competition.