Courtois skeptical of concussion as blame for Karius errors in Champions League final

Courtois con Bélgica.

Laurent Lairys


The Belgium and Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois says that blaming Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos for Liverpool's defeat is "a bit strange".

Thibaut Courtois is skeptical that the concussion suffered by Liverpool keeper Loris Karius in the Champions League final was a determining factor in the grave errors he committed to gift Real Madrid their first and third goals.

Chelsea keeper Courtois, who is currently in the midst of World Cup preparations with Belgium, pointed out that, “after the clash with Sergio Ramos, Karius also made two good stops. Blaming Liverpool’s defeat on Ramos is a bit strange.” Several Liverpool fans took to Twitter calling for the match to be replayed after news reports confirmed yesterday that Karius’ had suffered a concussion following a clash with the Real Madrid captain in Kiev.

Zidane's departure could reignite Real Madrid's interest in Courtois

Courtois, who has been at Chelsea for four seasons, had reportedly been of interest to Real Madrid in recent weeks. Zinedine Zidane, however, was apparently in favor of keeping Keylor Navas as his number one goalkeeper. But the arrival of a new coach at the Bernabeu could reignite Los Blancos’ interest in the Belgian.

The former Atlético number one has stated that he would love to return to Madrid, where his daughter lives, and Chelsea are willing to sell him, according to Sky Sports.




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