And following Belgium's 2-1 victory versus Brazil to reach the World Cup semi-final, Courtois continued to talk about Pickford by making it clear he thinks the England worldwide is a "great goalkeeper".
Courtois made a string of fine saves in Kazan on Friday as Belgium secured arguably the greatest result in their history with a 2-1 win over Brazil to reach the semi-finals for only the second time.
"I only said that, because he got a touch, I would have saved it because I am 15 centimetres taller, but I never mocked his height".
Substitute Dier was relieved to see his penalty squirm past David Ospina, after missing a great chance to seal a last-eight spot in extra time.
Henderson said: 'I was a little bit tight before the game so towards the last 20 minutes I just overstretched and I felt it a little bit. I think it was the penalties that brought on the labour. "Criticism doesn't affect me, it just makes me want to be better".
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Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis leaves 10 Downing Street, London , January 29, 2018. On Friday, Davis and the rest of May's fractious Cabinet finally agreed on a plan for future trade ties with the EU.
'I like how he is doing that and is still involved in all the offensive things, set-pieces and all that stuff.
An English fan celebrates victory over Colombia (Getty).
While the man himself was admirably reserved in his own reflections, manager Gareth Southgate had no reason to dial down his praise.
He said: "At full time I was telling people around me, "Yes we are going to win on penalties" - I didn't believe it". I think people would be anxious about coming out because of the trouble, but from what I've seen, there won't be any trouble.
"It's about keeping performing and getting better, and the more games you play, the better you become".
The Liverpool captain has been highly criticised throughout his career as not being up to scratch and arrived at this World Cup surrounded by doubts over having a place in the starting XI. "We are enjoying it and we've got keep doing what we are doing and make the country proud". We knew what we had to do and we stayed calm.