The Belgian goalkeeper who defends the Real Madrid goal spoke extensively about his career and present
The present of Thibaut Courtois in the real Madrid It is more than encouraging, there he has become, for many, the best goalkeeper in the world and important titles such as LaLiga and the Champions League last season came with it, but the road to success was not a straight line for the Belgian.
In the space Hugo Sánchez Presents from Star+the goalkeeper recalled various moments of his career from his childhood playing beach volleyball and his approach to football through his friends, his time at Genk, Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea before arriving at Real Madrid where, although, there was expectation for him, there was also a certain distrust of many who saw him as Keylor Navaswho was also having a great time, was gradually relegated by the European goalkeeper.
The transition was made and little by little, Thibaut Courtois he made his name and wrote his own story in the White House, but he does not hide that those first moments were very difficult for him.
Before the question of Hugo Sanchezthe goalkeeper did not hesitate to remember that first year in which the results did not arrive for the real Madrid which finished in third position in LaLiga, surpassed by Barcelona and Atlético Madrid, while in the Champions League they fell in the round of 16 against Erik Ten Hag’s Ajax.
All of the above was happening while Courtois was playing and Keylor Navas he was sitting on the bench, as the Costa Rican left for PSG until the 2019-2020 season
“You come to a new locker room, you know there is a lot of pressure, it was gone Cristiano Ronaldo, you arrive at a club that has won three Champions Leagues in a row with the goalkeeper who had won three Champions Leagues in a row. In the end, many fans have a special affection for Keylor and it’s not easy to get there and the results don’t go together, you concede one goal and another and he wasn’t making the saves he wanted to do and criticism and people could be a little unhappy, but in the end that moment you have to be strong in the head, keep working and know that the moment will come because the quality is obviously there, that’s why he has signed you real Madrid”, he indicated.
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The history of the Tico goalkeeper was not friendly with the arrival of the Belgian
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For the following year, the madridistas once again showed a face to which all their fans are accustomed and Courtois settled down completely to end up winning La Liga and recently having won his first Champions League in 2022.