Thibaut Courtois, Belgian goalkeeper for Real Madrid, showed his dissatisfaction with the Ballon d’Or won by Argentine Leo Messi and claimed it for his teammate Karim Benzema, lamenting that those who vote for the award give more importance to the title of a great competition than to the soccer exhibited all season.
“Karim deserves it but it is a rare title because if you see the people who are at the top it is because they have won the America’s Cup, the European Championship or the Champions League. It is always like that, they only see that, they do not watch all year. We hope to win titles this year and that I win it next year “, he wished in Movistar.
Courtois analyzed the victory suffered against Athletic Club, admitting some fatigue and nervousness. “The first half we were very good, with many shots until the goal came and in the second half they were more aggressive. We were not so successful in the passes and we have complicated ourselves in the last fifteen minutes. We have lacked calm for play and get out of the pressure, they have had more chances but in the end 1-0 and good three points “.
“It’s tiredness and lack of calm, both things, we play many games in a row and sometimes try to save a bit and against an opponent like that you can’t do it. They have been more intense. As the second goal did not arrive, everything could happen until the last second.” he added.
His saves saved the triumph of Real Madrid against an Athletic who lacked hit. “They are a good team, they have adapted to our game and they have hurt us. We got a bit complicated, they had chances but the goal came at a good time. The most difficult save is that of Raúl from point blank range, a header to the ground that did not It’s easy, and the second is to make myself big to cover spaces for Sancet “.
Real Madrid takes seven points away from their pursuers. “It’s very good,” Courtois celebrated. “We are playing very good games, we have missed some point on the road but we are doing a good job. Real Sociedad is waiting for us and the derby is coming, this does not stop and we have to keep working”