Thibaut Courtois, in a Real Madrid match

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Thibaut Courtois has reached its point of maturity as goalkeeper of Real Madrid this season. The goalkeeper has settled on the basis of major stops and has started 2020 in a spectacular state. Far are the doubts generated in his first season. It has already won the stands of Santiago Bernabeu and his level has returned him to the world foreground.

After forgetting the debate in the goal that occurred season after season in recent times, the goal of the Belgian is for a white goalkeeper to be again Zamora. Since Iker Casillas I won it in the 2007/2008 season, no other Madrid goalkeeper has won it again. In fact, Courtois won it two seasons in a row with the Atlético de Madrid.

The white goalkeeper was named the player of the month of January by The league and it is not for less after seeing their numbers. The last to win this award was Cristiano Ronaldo In the 2017/2018 season, one more way to assess the great moment in which the staff of Zinedine Zidane despite the elimination of the Copa del Rey.

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Zamora numbers

Courtois has conceded so far in 2020 only three goals and has helped the team not yet know the defeat so far this year in La Liga. In fact, in the League there have been only two, one in the Santiago Bernabéu before the Seville and another before Osasuna Last weekend And it is not that the Belgian goalkeeper was not hit between the three sticks during the last matches.

The goalkeeper is being decisive with the chances created by the team and is intervening to avoid goals. In the last 28 shots on goal that the Belgian has received, he has stopped 25. Courtois arrived for make a difference under the sticks and is keeping the white tights as expected. The confidence it gave him Roberto Martinez, coach of Belgium, which led him to have a great brand with his national team, he is also now seeing defending the Madrid shield.

The Belgian has forgotten the doubts that were created at the beginning of the season and has once again become one of the best in the world with its fantastic form. That match against him PSG in Paris or the collapse that finally ended in a draw against him Witches have evolved to the point of being decisive at the end of the Spain Supercup against Atlético.

Thibaut Courtois, in a Real Madrid match


Base of defensive improvement

The link he has created with the rest of Zidane’s defensive fabric is vital so that the entire team has improved their performance in this facet. The template knows that if you look back you have a goalkeeper of the highest level and, although the priority of any team is to grant as few opportunities as possible, they have in mind that Courtois is able to stop any attack.

Confidence is the basis that the team has become the one with the least goals in La Liga. That the defense is understood with his goalkeeper, that he trusts balls at the time of initiating an attack, that the quarrels give way to congratulations and encouragement, are facts that are seen game after game and that put every fan in situation notice when thinking that there is some security when the opposing team attacks.

Courtois will have a new test before a needy Celtic to continue demonstrating his great form. Derail Galicians struggling not to complicate their stay in the First division It will be the first step to add another three points that bring the team closer to the challenge of raising the league title again. The Santiago Bernabéu hopes that it does not appear too much to not suffer, but that shortage is less to know that Thibaut Courtois is under the sticks of the goal that defends Real Madrid.

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