Chelsea fans’ anger towards Thibaut Courtois peaked after the Belgian went AWOL to force through a move to Real Madrid in the summer.
Now, the goalkeeper has risked further upsetting them after taking a rather blatant dig at his former club after his debut for Los Blancos, a 4-1 win over Leganés, on Saturday.
While Courtois maintained his family being based in Madrid was the motivation for moving to Real, the fact he avoided training in his final few weeks in West London left a bitter taste in the mouth. Now he has claimed the standard in the Spanish capital is “much higher” than at Stamford Bridge.
“In training, you see that the level is high,” he said via Metro.
“I am now experiencing on a daily basis that Sergio Ramos is the best centre-back in the world. The level [at Real Madrid] is higher than at Chelsea.
“[The Santiago Bernabeu] is twice as big [as Stamford Bridge], of course, it’s a very different feeling.
“If you look forward you only see a wall of people, while at Stamford Bridge you can still see the sky or the hotel behind the grandstand.”
Good luck ever returning to the Bridge, Thibaut.
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