The Real Madrid goalkeeper, the Belgian Thibaut Courtois, the great figure in the 1-0 win over Liverpool in the Champions League final, assured that his team showed “who is the King of Europe”. “This is incredible after so many years and so much work. When I decided to come to the club of my life, I saw many criticizing me. Today we have shown who is the King of Europe”, said Courtois, who was hired by Madrid after his great performance with his country’s team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
“I felt good the last few weeks and the same today in the game. No one could take away my desire to win the Champions League. For my dead, I was going to win one,” added Courtois.
In turn, the manager of Real Madrid, the Italian Carlo Ancelotti, was surprised to have won four Champions League. “We managed to get ahead in a very difficult game, especially in the first half, where we suffered. The commitment of the boys has been perfect and The truth is that I don’t think I’ve already won four Champions”Ancelotti said in the press conference after the game.
The Italian strategist, 62 years old, he won his first two Champions in 2003 and 2007 with Milan from Italy (in both cases they faced Boca in the final of the Intercontinental Cup in Japan) and in 2014 and this year with Madrid, which makes him the coach who won the highest club tournament in the world the most times.
In his analysis of the match, he said that his team prevented Liverpool’s usual vertical game; he praised the work of the defense and had special words for the great figure of the match. “Have I ever seen a goalkeeper making saves like Courtois’s? Yes, I’ve seen it again: Courtois’s too. He has had a fantastic season”Ancelotti concluded.