Thibaut Courtois aims dig at Liverpool and Chelsea fans after stunning Champions League final display
Posted by  badge Boss on May 29
Thibaut Courtois produced a stunning display in the Champions League final for Real Madrid against Liverpool (Picture: BT Sport)

Thibaut Courtois aimed a dig at English football fans after he delivered a man of the match display in Saturday’s final against Liverpool.

The Belgium international joined the Spanish giants four years ago from and initially took time to settle at the Bernabeu after dislodging the popular Keylor Navas.

Since the return of manager Carlo Ancelotti in the summer, the 30-year-old has steadily rebuilt his reputation and is now back amongst the best goalkeepers in the world.

Liverpool dominated large spells in Paris, but found Courtois in unbeatable form with and in particular left dumbfounded by the goalkeeper’s agility and reflexes.

Speaking after the match, Courtois offered a pointed response to his critics, saying: ‘Yesterday in the press conference I said that when Madrid plays finals they win. I was on the good side of history.

‘I saw a lot of tweets coming my way that I would get humbled today it was the other way round.

‘Today I needed to win a final for my career, for all the hard work to put respect on my name as I don’t think I get enough respect, especially in England. I saw a lot of criticism even after a great season.

‘I am really proud of the team. We stuck to it and when I needed to be there I was there for the team.

‘We beat some the best clubs of the world. City and Liverpool were unbelievable this season. They fought to the end in the Premier League, Liverpool won two cups and they were really strong.

‘We played a great game today. We had one chance and scored it.’

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