The Belgian goalkeeper of the Blancos wasn’t at his best but was still the author of an authoritative performance despite the poker suffered.
After taking 4 goals it’s hard to compliment a doorman. Yet this is not the case with Thibaut Courtoisextreme defender of the Real Madrid, who tried in every way to prevent his team from collapsing in the second leg of the Champions League against Manchester City. The Belgian was the author of three important and beautiful saves which take on further weight after Marca revealed an important background: the goalkeeper would have played, and well, despite being injured.
Specifically, it seems that following the match played in La Liga against Getafe, Real’s goalkeeper was the victim of a triceps muscle problem which could seriously prevent him from taking the field against City. Courtois he grit his teeth and no one noticed anything although, at a certain point, there was concern.
Some have in fact noticed how Luis Llopis, the goalkeeper coach of the Madrid club, approached the Belgian to ascertain his conditions. The player gave the go-ahead to continue the match which was then completed even if with a negative result for the team.
May 18, 2023 (change May 18, 2023 | 10:47 am)
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