Former Chelsea goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois has said that the Spanish press are out to “kill” him, and he considers himself “one of the best in the world.”
Courtois has faced a tough season at Real Madrid thus far and had it even tougher for his national team after an unsuccessful dribble during Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Russia resulted in the 26-year-old getting dispossessed in his area which allowed Denis Cheryshev to equalise — even if the hosts still went on to win 3-1.
The mistake wrapped up a difficult week for the keeper, who was benched by Zinedine Zidane in his first game back in charge of Real Madrid against Celta Vigo last Saturday, recalling Keylor Navas in his place.
His words, “I still consider myself one of the best in the world, even though the Spanish press want to kill me,”
“I feel strong, I’m calm, playing well and training well.”
“I got a nudge from the Russian attacker,” he said. “I didn’t have the strength to clear it.
“I made a bit of a mistake, but that’s the life of a goalkeeper. After that, I calmed down and played my game.”