Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes he proved his critics wrong with his performance as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 in the Champions League final.
A second-half strike from Vinicius Jr. proved to be the game’s only goal as Real Madrid emerged victorious in Paris. Although they came out second, Liverpool fans will feel they deserved more as they dominated Real Madrid throughout the game. Jurgen Klopp’s men have managed 24 shots on goal, against Los Blancos who only managed four.
And speaking after the game, Courtois thought his team came out on top because they took their chance.
He also called out critics on social media, who claimed before the game that he would be “humiliated”.
Speaking to BT Sport after the game, he said: “When Real Madrid play finals they win them. I’m on the right side of history.
“I saw a lot of tweets coming in, saying I’ll be humble. It was the other way around.
“I needed to win this final for my career, for all the hard work I put in and to put some respect on my name.
“I saw a lot of criticism after a great season that I wasn’t good enough or whatever. I’m just very proud of the team’s performance.
“I think I played a great game today and that made the difference. We had a chance and we scored it.
Thibaut Courtois looks back on the Champions League journey
The former Chelsea goalkeeper then admitted his side need to beat the best to win the Champions League this season.
Real Madrid faced PSG, Chelsea and Man City before finally beating Liverpool in this season’s race.
The 30-year-old Belgium international admitted the teams he faced were some of the best in the world.
He said: “I think we have beaten the best clubs in the world with us. You see this year how City and liverpool were this season.
“Liverpool have already won two cups this season. Even today they were really strong.
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