Thu 07 April 2022 | 10:37

Courtois defends Mendy after Chelsea goalkeeper error

The Senegalese goalkeeper made a big mistake on Real Madrid's third goal.

Real Madrid


Thibaut Courtois


Edouard Mendy

after a big error by


goalkeeper last night.

Last night, Real Madrid played Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and went home with a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge with the help of a hat-trick by

Karim Benzema

. In the scene of Real Madrid's third goal, Mendy made a mistake in the pass to Antonio Rudiger, which turned into Benzema's third goal. This was his first mistake in the Champions League that ended in a goal, and after the game, Courtois defended the opponent's goalkeeper.

The Belgian said:

"The problem if you make a bad pass as a goalkeeper is that there's no one behind, they steal the ball and score.

"He shouldn't be blamed, but a mistake by a goalkeeper is talked about a lot."

"We defended well. Maybe at times we were too deep and they took advantage of that to create chances. We have to improve on that and move the defensive line a bit higher up.

"We have to make sure we play well in the return leg."

Courtois, a former Chelsea player, was booed last night by fans of his former team. He added:

"Obviously it's a Champions League game, it's not a friendly.

"I didn't like how my departure from the club was explained, but I think I had really good moments at Stamford Bridge and I've got very fond memories of my time at Chelsea."









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