Courtois defends Mendy after Chelsea goalkeeper error
The Senegalese goalkeeper made a big mistake on Real Madrid's third goal.
after a big error byChelsea
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 byKarim 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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