Thibaut Courtois gave a post match interview after Real Madrid ‘s 2-0 win against Cadiz. He commented on their chances in La Liga as well as other competitions. He said that despite Madrid’s poor season, they still have the Copa del Ray final and the Champions League quarterfinals to look forward to.
Courtois commented , “There is a large distance in points between Barcelona and us, but there’s still the Copa del Rey Final and we play throughout the week… Other only play on Saturdays.” It seems he was taking a jab at Barcelona for focusing only on La Liga and crashing out from the Europa League as well as other domestic competitions.
Barcelona is still in the hunt for the title, despite being 10 points ahead of Madrid and having a game left to play. After winning the Supercopa de Espana, they would not want the League title to be squandered after bringing in high profile players to boost their finances.
Real Madrid will face Chelsea for the second UCL leg on Tuesday. Madrid has a 2-0 lead in the first-leg and with Chelsea’s recent form, a comeback is unlikely. The Blancos are the favorites to qualify for semifinals. Barcelona will face Getafe in the semifinals on Sunday, and they would like to get all three points following their draw against Getafe.
Thibaut Courtois, the Belgian goalkeeper: Interesting facts
Thibaut Courtois celebrating UCL victory
Thibaut courtois joined Real Madrid in 2018, one of the most successful and largest football clubs around the globe. He became the first choice goalkeeper for the club and won many individual awards, including the UEFA Champions League’s best goalkeeper award in 2021-22. You may not have known some facts about the Belgian.
Courtois was also a key member of the Belgian National Team, which helped them reach the quarter-finals at the 2018 FIFA World Cup where they placed third. Courtois became the first Belgian goalkeeper to reach 100 appearances for the national side when he played against Croatia in the final group match of the 2022 World Cup.
He is the Champions League player with the most saves. Courtois, who helped his team win the 14th European Championship in 2021-22, was one of Real Madrid’s heroes during their incredible run. The 30-year old made 59 incredible saves, which is the most ever in a competition. In the final, he made nine saves against Liverpool. This is the most in a Champions League Final.