Thibaut Courtois was completely different from Atletico Madrid.
He is a world class goalkeeper from Belgium. He makes use of his 2m tall physical ability and shows great saves in every game. His build-up ability, which can be said to be a virtue of modern goalkeepers, is somewhat lacking, but he has risen to the top ranks with his saving ability alone.
The club that made him where he is today was Atletico. He transferred to Chelsea in the 2011-12 season, but Courtois left on loan to Atlético because Petr Cech was still alive at the time. Atletico gave him a lot of opportunities at just 19 years old. He was selected as the starting goalkeeper and appeared in 52 matches, 슬롯사이트 including the Cup. He achieved a whopping 16 clean sheets in the league alone and was the main player in winning the Europa League (UEL) of the European Football Federation (UEFA).
After that, in the 2014-15 season, he played an active role as the immovable No. 1 until his lease ended. In the 2013-14 season, he led Spain to win La Liga and was nominated for the FIFA World Best 11, raising his stock price. Growing up to be world class at Atletico, he has been on a winning streak ever since. He pushed the ‘legend’ Cech out of Chelsea and headed to Real Madrid in 2018.
Last season, he succeeded in holding his dream big ear in his arms. At the time, Real Madrid was not a strong contender for the championship, but it was won thanks to the tremendous performances of Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior. Courtois also showed a ‘crazy’ save in the final and became the main player in the victory.
However, Courtois’ remarks before the match were controversial. At the press conference at the time, he said that he really wanted to win the UCL, and in the process, he mentioned Atlético, his ‘home team’. It wasn’t positive. He said that he couldn’t win the title when he was at Atletico eight years ago, but he really wants to win this time. “We all have the same dream. I want to achieve that dream and increase the history of Real Madrid,” he expressed his desire.
This word was the root of the problem. It sounded like he regretted his life at Atletico, and Atletico fans were angry. Atletico demanded an apology from him. “Atlético demanded an official apology from Courtois for his actions towards the club in the past,” said Jose Sanchez, who works for Spanish media ‘El Chiringito’.
However, Courtois’ answer was ‘No’. “But Courtois refused. He will not apologize,” Sanchez said. He was a companion through the glory days of the past, but became an enemy in an instant.