Sat 25 February 2023 | 12:19

Courtois: Real Madrid players made fun of my mistake against Liverpool

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has praised his opposition number Jan Oblak ahead of the Madrid derby.

Real Madrid

will face their rivals

Atletico Madrid

in La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Ahead of the match,


praised Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblate and described him as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

He told DAZN:

“Where he helps Atleti the most is with his reflexes on the line. He’s one of the best in the world at doing that.”

Courtois who made a costly mistake against Liverpool in the Champions League also revealed his teammates mocked him for his mistake.

"On the bus, everyone laughed at me for my dumpling (laughs), but it's nothing. I have a lot of good saves that can't be compared to this mistake. The most important thing is that we won.”

Real Madrid is eight points behind Barcelona in La Liga after 22 matches.

Courtois, who played for Atletico between 2011 and 2014, believes the Madrid derby is always an important match for both teams.

"It's a very important game. Even my children notice it at school. Not only in derbies, but also in El Clásico, it's normal. There are children in their class who, perhaps, are from Atleti or Barça and it shows that they are Those games are special for everyone. A derby is very important".

"I, who have been on both sides, know even more that it weighs a lot and, perhaps, with the season they are having, after losing in the Cup against us, they will have even more motivation to beat us tomorrow. Likewise, they will try to continue winning to climb the table, and we have to keep winning to put pressure on Barça".

source: SportMob

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