Courtois open up on Chelsea return ahead of Champions League tie

Courtois spent seven years at Stamford Bridge.

Real Madrid star Thibaut Courtois opened up for the first time regarding their Champions League tie with Chelsea.

Los Blancos will face Chelsea in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League and this clash would be the best among all QF matches this season. Both faced each other in the semifinal last season when Chelsea had the last laugh.

Real Madrid will make the trip to Stamford Bridge for the first leg and the Belgian recalled his days in the Blues outfit.

Courtois spent seven years at Stamford Bridge before moving to Madrid in 2018.

He said on Thibaut Talks via Mundo Deportivo: “It will be special. Last year, we lost in the semis and I hope this year will be a victory,”

“This year is going to be different because there will be fans. It will be special and while, at best there will be some whistles, I hope that people remember the beautiful moments.

“We won two titles, an FA up. For me, Chelsea is a special team, they helped me be the goalkeeper I am today.

“They bought me when I was 18 and gave me the opportunity to be at Atletico, to play in the Premier League, to win it.

“It’s an important team and I have many friends there. It’s always a pleasure to face them again.”

Courtois has been impressive for Real Madrid this season, and he will be key to his side’s hopes of edging past Chelsea in the quarterfinals.

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