‘It’s not easy to score against me’: Courtois the key to Madrid’s wild ride | Sid Lowe

Keeper has saved Actual Madrid at essential occasions in Champions League marketing campaign however believes function is more durable than it was

On the finish of Tuesday’s session as Actual Madrid started preparations for the Champions League closing, a bunch of gamers gathered at one finish of Valdebebas coaching floor and took turns rattling off shots, cheering the perfect and laughing on the worst. Standing of their means, additionally rotating, had been three goalkeepers however Thibaut Courtois was not amongst them and perhaps it was higher that means. That is the person Carlo Ancelotti instructed to ease off in coaching for the great the workforce, joking: “I say to him: ‘You have to give our forwards more confidence because you always save every shot they take.’”

After Actual Madrid’s first Champions League match this season, Courtois stated: “It’s good for them to see that it’s not easy to score against me.” He a minimum of was speaking concerning the opponents and as normal he was proper. It could additionally change into a recurring theme. Internazionale had taken 14 photographs within the first half and never scored. By full time the Belgian had made eight saves. Now he’s as much as 50.

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