Thibaut Courtois has demanded respect after a scintillating performance that helped Real Madrid win the Champions League. The former Chelsea goalkeeper believes there is a lack of respect for him in England. He faced 24 shots in the final and produced nine saves to prevent Liverpool from winning the treble this season.

”I think I said yesterday in the press conference that when Madrid goes to finals, we win them. ‘I’m on the good side of history,” Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said after winning the Champions League. ”I saw a lot of tweets coming my way today saying that I will be humbled, but I think it was the other way around. Today I needed to win a final for my career, for all the hard work – to put respect on my name because I don’t think I have a lot of respect in England. I had lots of criticism even after a great season saying I wasn’t good enough or whatever. I’m just really happy and proud. When I needed to be there for the team, I was there.”

“I can’t believe it. We’ve had a fantastic season. We suffered a lot in the first half but in the end, we deserved to win this competition,” Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti said. “I am the record man. I had the luck to come here last year and found as usual a fantastic club with a really good squad with a lot of quality and mental character. The season was top.”

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