La Liga expert Terry Gibson investigates how Thibaut Courtois has been performing so far at the Bernabeu
Thibaut Courtois only moved to Real Madrid from Chelsea in the summer, but already the goalkeeper is facing criticism at the Santiago Bernabeu – with the help of Spanish football expert Terry Gibson, we look at how the shot-stopper has been performing so far at his new club.
Having been voted the best goalkeeper at the 2018 World Cup, Courtois then went AWOL from training at Chelsea in an attempt to force through his dream move, before eventually joining the European champions in a six-year deal worth £35m in August.
I feel for him as when he joined Madrid, he would not have thought he would be having to save as many shots as he is having to
Then Real manager Julen Lopetegui initially opted to rotate Courtois and previous No 1, Keylor Navas, when he first took over in Madrid, with the new man featuring in La Liga, while the Costa Rican played in both Champions League and Copa del Rey fixtures.