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OFFICIAL: Real Madrid deny reports about Courtois’ anxiety

Los Blancos deny the reports suggesting the goalkeeper was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

Real Madrid v Club Brugge KV: Group A - UEFA Champions League Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images

Real Madrid have published an official announcement to deny the reports suggesting that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder following the 2-2 draw against Brugge.

In response to certain reports regarding our player Thibaut Courtois, Real Madrid wishes to express the following:

1. At no stage has our player been diagnosed with an alleged anxiety attack and these reports are therefore completely false.

2. Thibaut Courtois has been diagnosed and treated for an acute case of gastroenteritis with dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, which meant that he was unable to complete Tuesday night’s game against Brugge.

3. The player is currently responding well to treatment.


Courtois himself talked to MARCA today and embraced the pressure about being Real Madrid’s starting goalkeeper. The club talked about stomach issues since Courtois was forced to leave the pitch, so OK Diario’s report about a potential anxiety disorder came out of nowhere.

All in all, it seems that Courtois will miss Saturday’s match against Granada but will be available after the FIFA break.

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