Thibaut Courtois has been diagnosed by the medical team of Real Madrid after he was replaced at half time against Bruges in UEFA Champions League fixture. The medical team of Real Madrid have revealed that Thibaut Courtois suffers anxiety. Thibaut Courtois couldn’t train with his team mates in trainning session this Thursday. Courtois didn’t attend the last two trainning sessions, it clearly indicates that he will not be available against Granada in LaLiga this Saturday.
It was one of the worst night for Courtois. He was in such bad condition that he left the stadium during the half time against Brugge. It’s quite clear that Alphonse Areola will start against Granada this saturday in LaLiga and Courtois might be left out of squad. However, he still have the support of Zinedine Zidane as he blamed everyone including himself for conceding two goals against Brugge inside the first half.
Zinedine Zidane in press conference:
“Courtois wasn’t well and couldn’t continue. I’m not at all worried about Thibaut’s form or anything else.
“The only thing I’m interested in is doing things well, like we did in the second half. We could blame Thibaut, but we are all involved, me more than anyone.”
After arriving Madrid last summer, Courtois has conceded a staggering 81 goals in 58 games. Fans are very disappointed by his performance so far.
It’s a big opportunity for Areola this Saturday, if he wants to become the first choice keeper for Real Madrid.