Former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has readily burned all bridges with his ex-employers.

His move to Madrid was condemned by most professionals due to the unethical methods he adopted and the shambolic excuses he came up with to justify his actions.

However, in a desperate attempt to save his name, Courtois has now come out and blamed the whole thing on Chelsea boss Marina Granovskaia. He said: “In March, Marina [Granovskaia] and I had a meeting in which I indicated that I wanted to leave. Living in London and the schedule of the Premier League made it impossible for me to regularly see my children, who lived in Madrid.”

“What turned out? After the World Cup, a departure was suddenly not that obvious anymore. The possible replacements were too expensive. Sorry, that was not the appointment. Then you have to work hard for a moment.”

Chelsea have vehemently disagreed with Courtois’ version of events and are reportedly furious with their former player’s pathetic attitude to find himself in the right by blaming the club.

The on pitch performance for Chelsea so far has actually taken an up turn since Courtois’ departure since the Blues now have a keeper who can sweep the ball unlike the Belgian who despite all his reflexes in goal, was horrendous with the ball at his feet.

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