Thursday, February 29, 2024

Winning With Real Madrid Is The Peak – Thibaut Courtois

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The Belgium international enjoyed sizeable success throughout his time in England at Stamford Bridge, however is currently living the dream at Santiago Bernabeu.

Thibaut Courtois won 2 Premier League titles with Chelsea , however the Belgian goalkeeper says “winning with Real Madrid is the peak”.

The 27-year-old has tasted Club World Cup and Supercopa glory since linking up with the Blancos in 2018 however he’s still waiting on a first piece of major European silverware since heading back to the Madrid.

A productive loan spell at Atletico between 2011 and 2014 saw him claim La Liga , Copa del Rey and Europa League winners’ medals, whereas additionally reaching the Champions League final.

The plan is to duplicate that success with Real, with Courtois claiming to currently be living the dream at Santiago Bernabeu.

He told Real Madrid TV : “Being a Madrid player is very important. Everything is very important here – each game, each training session.

“Here there’s pressure and you have to grasp the way to take it.

“I really need to fight to win the Champions League and La Liga. Winning with Madrid is the peak.

“At Madrid, you can never relax, you’re never calm.

When you wear this shirt, you recognize the pressure that comes with is, that is why they win so many titles.”

The weight of a notable jersey has weighed on Courtois from time to time, with a slow begin endured to his spell with the Blancos.

He has overcome that to nail down a starting berth , with hard work paying off.

Courtois, with eight clean sheets in his last eleven games, added: “I had to be strong to overcome the troublesome moments.

“Just like whenyouou do when you are twenty years old, you are taking things to heart, however over time you learn.”

On his ambition, the highly-rated shot-stopper added: “I hope to be remembered as a good goalkeeper and a good person.

“I hope to be important in winning titles, however I additionally hope to leave the image of being a decent person and a decent team-mate.

“The Champions League is the huge dream at club level, and i would additionally wish to win the european Championships [with Belgium ].

“All dreams will come back true.”

Real, who have stirred ahead of arch-rivals Barcelona at the top of the Liga table, are going to be back in action on Wednesday after they take in a Copa del Rey clash with Real Zaragoza.

Zinedine Zidane’s aspect then have a derby date with Atletico to come on Saturday.

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