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Father Courtois: ‘Thibaut was in England misjudged’

Real Madrid hopes Thibaut Courtois recognition to find who he was at Chelsea was missing, so his father, Thierry.

Thibaut Courtois with his entourage during his presentation in Madrid. © BELGAIMAGE

The end of Thibaut Courtois to Chelsea, there was eventually a minor. His absence at the training sessions of 6 and 7 August, the image of Courtois at the fans is tarnished. Conversely, the family Courtois is never one hundred percent appreciated being felt across the Channel. ‘Thibaut is in the wrong against Barça, and then everyone on the match is based to claim that his entire season was bad. That was a total misrepresentation of the facts’, says Thierry Courtois. “I think my son in the beginning misjudged was in England. Now, take David De Gea: he was completely treated differently. Do not ask me why, but he was, however, positive in the media increased.’

The reception at Real and his presentation as a new galáctico are nothing to be compared with the setting in 2014 when Courtois after three years, Atlético Mardrid its appearance to make it at Chelsea. After he clubicoon Petr Cech of the throne came, that of Courtois on the point to do the same with Keylor Navas. Despite the respect that the fans have for the Costa Rican goalkeeper, they seem to be their favorite already to have chosen. In a recent poll carried out by Marca shows 66 percent of the fans Courtois as the new number one in goal. Only 17 percent prefer Navas as first goalkeeper.

Last week Thursday, at the time that Thibaut Courtois was installed in the White House, claims president Florentino Pérez , with his usual phlegm that Courtois the present and the future of the largest and most demanding club in the world, embodied. That extra push to chase the Belgian goalkeeper is not afraid of his teenage years, he is used to the highest standards. In the presence of his parents, brother, sister, ex-partner and his two children, survived Thibaut Courtois with aplomb his first media appearance as a player of Real. He let himself be seduced to the pillow of the logo of Real, the club of his heart. “I now play for the club where as a child I always dreamed to have. That’s why I have myself awarded the logo pillow. I had never done before.’

The gesture was not appreciated by the socios of his ex-club Atlético Madrid, which the board unsuccessfully attempted to Courtois to Madrid to repatriate. “I have a number of proposals received. A few were financially more interesting than what Real offered’, explained Courtois during his first press conference in the Santiago Bernabéu. In addition Liverpool was especially PSG is a serious candidate-transferee. With a very tempting proposal to have the Parisians more than once tried to feel between Real and Chelsea to each other. Without a result. “I wanted only one thing: to Real and my kids to see more often,” was the final conclusion of Courtois. Real and Courtois is a marriage that is based on athletic and emotional foundations. A happy end for the man with the greatest of honours of the Belgian football.

Read the full report about the transfer of Thibaut Courtois in our Plus-zone or in Sport/Voetbalmagazine of Wednesday 15 August.

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