Photo: Chelsea star reveals why he is excited despite Euro 2016 exit

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois reveals a silver lining to Belgium's Euro 2016 exit

Thibaut Courtois says he can’t wait to see his daughter again after Belgium lost 3-1 to Wales in their Euro 2016 quarter-final clash on Friday evening.

The Chelsea shot stopper was powerless to prevent Swansea City defender Ashley Williams from cancelling out Radja Nainggolan’s opener in Lille in the last-eight tie.

Hal Robson-Kanu netted a superb second to give Chris Coleman’s side a shock lead before Premier League title winner Andy King secured Wales’s passage to the last four.

Belgium were fancied as one of the favourites to win the European championship given their collection of world-class players but Marc Wilmots’s side exited prematurely.

However, for Courtois at least, there was a silver lining to Belgium’s disappointment as the Blues goalkeeper prepared to see his daughter after a hectic month of competition.

Courtois posted the above photo on his Instagram page and wrote the following caption:

“Looking forward to see her again 👧🏻😍 #daughter #family”

The Belgium goalkeeper moved to Chelsea from Genk in 2011 before the towering shot stopper spent three seasons at La Liga side Atletico Madrid.

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Courtois won his first silverware at Stamford Bridge in 2015 as Chelsea completed the Premier League and League Cup double under Jose Mourinho.

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