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Courtois: “It would be an honor to win La Liga at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium”

The goalkeeper talked to Movistar Plus a week ahead of Real Madrid’s game against Eibar.

Real Madrid Training Session Photo by Antonio Villalba/Real Madrid via Getty Images

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has talked to Movistar Plus, sharing his thoughts about the return of La Liga and the team’s goals for the remainder of the season. Courtois also praised teammate and friend Eden Hazard, who appears to be in great form after the quarantine.

“I’ve always paid attention to him during our training sessions. We’re all in good form, and it surprises me considering that he was injured. He’s picking up the pace and we’ve got to go slowly, I see him in good form,” explained Courtois.

The Belgian keeper is a candidate to win the Zamora award this season if Real Madrid keep completing solid defensive performances.

Courtois also talked about how different it will be to play at the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano behind closed doors.

“I don’t think it’s a risk for us, it’s an honor to play in a stadium named after a legend, the greatest player in the history of the club. It’s nice and an honor for the history of our club to win a title there, we’ve completed good training sessions there and it won’t be detrimental to our performances. It’s true that playing with no fans is different. When there’s that atmosphere it’s better, even if we’re playing away. It gives you more adrenaline and courage to try to prove them wrong. We won’t have those big rivalries but the motivation will be the same because there’s a chance to win a title,” concluded Courtois.

The goalkeeper had been one of the reasons why Madrid are in the race for the title and his future performances will be crucial if Los Blancos want to win La Liga.


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Posted by Managing Madrid on Monday, June 8, 2020