Real Madrid goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, has claimed the Spanish press are out to "kill" him, insisting he is "one of the best in the world".
Courtois has endured a difficult campaign at the Santiago Bernabeu, since joining from Chelsea in the summer.
He was also at fault for the only goal Belgium conceded, in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Russia.
The mistake completed a difficult week for the keeper, who was dropped by Zinedine Zidane in his first game back in charge of Real Madrid against Celta Vigo last Saturday, recalling Keylor Navas in his place.
"I still consider myself one of the best in the world, even though the Spanish press want to kill me.
"I feel strong, I'm calm, playing well and training well," Courtois told Marca.
Courtois also shrugged off his mistake against Russia.
"I got a nudge from the Russian attacker. I didn't have the strength to clear it.
"I made a bit of a mistake, but that's the life of a goalkeeper. After that, I calmed down and played my game," he added.