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Thibaut Courtois: There were some strange refereeing decisions which cost us wins.

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Thibaut Courtois, who is currently on international duty with the Belgium National Team (along with fellow Real Madrid teammate Eden Hazard), spoke to Le Soir and Sudpresse to reflect on this past season. The Belgian goalkeeper spoke about Atletico, referees, and the team’s Champions League defeat to Chelsea.

“In the league, it was more that Atletico could lose it than that we could win it,” Courtois said. “They were ahead for a long time,”

“There were some strange refereeing decisions which cost us wins.

“Obviously, we were disappointed not to win anything, but that’s football. The second half of the season was very good, we showed up in big games, it was against other teams when we failed.”

Courtois also reflected on the team’s elimination in the Champions League as they faced a Thomas Tuchel masterclass.

“In the Champions League, it was a shame to lose the semi-final against Chelsea.

“We had some injuries and COVID cases, but you have to admit that Chelsea were stronger than us in the second leg. And then they won, which shows their level since Tuchel arrived.”