Despite what he won and gave up at Chelsea, Thibaut Courtois he never felt highly valued in England. And this feeling was heightened in the run-up to the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League final, after declaring that Real Madrid is a team that wins finals and, now, is on the right side of history.
Digital blows rained down on him from everywhere. Atlético de Madrid fans took his comment badly and thousands of English fans, especially Liverpool fans, told him that this Saturday -because he was enlarged- he would be destroyed by Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
And, well, we all know what happened.
Con The giraffe as MVP, Real Madrid beat Liverpool 0-1 and conquered The Fourteenth European Cup in its history. And with the title in the bag, the Belgian guardian took the opportunity to send a message to his haters in England.
THE MESSAGE OF COURTOIS FOR HIS HATERS
“Yesterday at the press conference I said that when Madrid play finals, they win them, and that now I was on the right side of history. And I saw a lot of tweets towards me, that would humiliate me today, and the opposite happened. Today I needed to win a final for my career, for all the work I’ve done, to put respect on my behalf, because I think I don’t have enough respect, especially in England.”
“I saw a lot of criticism, even after a great season, saying it wasn’t good enough or stuff like that. I’m just very happy, proud of the team’s performance. We were able to endure and, when they needed me, I was there for the team”released the born in 1992, in an interview for BT Sport.
Undefeated data. Thibaut Courtois has already won 6 team titles with Real Madrid. He has won 2 Leagues, 2 Spanish Super Cups, 1 UEFA Champions League and 1 Club World Cup.
Did you know…? Thibaut Courtois has won the Best Goalkeeper award in Belgium with Genk, the Zamora Trophy with Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid, the England Golden Glove with Chelsea, the World Cup Golden Glove with Belgium and the UEFA Final MVP Champions League. Period goalkeeper.