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I would like Eden Hazard to be here- Thibaut Courtois

Written by: Tushaar Sachdeva


The Belgian goalkeeper joined Los Blancos in the summer of 2018.

Life at Madrid may not seem suitable for Thibaut Courtois but he is keen on working harder than ever to turn the tables around and in the middle of everything, he is rooting for fellow international Eden Hazard to join him at Real Madrid

The Belgian goalkeeper joined Los Blancos in the summer of 2018 with many scuffles surrounding the transfer. The transfer saw Mateo Kovacic join Chelsea on loan in return for this season.

Eden Hazard, on the other hand, has time and again expressed his desire to join Real Madrid with fueled rumours coming from him as he suggested that he would love to work with Zinedine Zidane.

His contract at Stamford Bridge expires in 2020 and despite of repetitive efforts from the club, he has refused to sign a contract extension.

"I don't know if he is going to sign for Real Madrid, nor do I know if the club want him," the goalkeeper told Onda Cero.

"For me, he is a great player, but I don't decide those things. Each one decides what he does with his life. For me, he is one of the best in the world and as a friend, I would like him to be here," said Courtois.


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Just recently, Courtois had also admitted that the Real Madrid fans are more demanding than the Atletico Madrid faithful.

"There is more pressure at (Real) Madrid, the fans are more demanding, and I like that," he stated.

"You cannot compare one stadium with another, the Bernabeu with the (Vicente) Calderon."

His time at Bernabeu has been tough, mainly because of the presence and competition presented by Keylor Navas in goal.

He said, "Lopetegui spoke with us and said that Keylor would play the first two matches and I would play the next two."

"After that, he didn't tell us anything," he revealed.

"I have a good relationship with Keylor, he is a good teammate, but a friendship is not made in five months," he said.

It has been a tough first season for the Belgian at Los Blancos but it is not a decision that he looks back on.

"I do not regret coming, Madrid is the club I always wanted to be at," quipped the Belgian.

Published: Thu Mar 28, 2019 02:53 PM IST


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