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‘I won us the final’ – Thibaut Courtois demands ‘respect in England’ after NINE saves in Champions League final

THIBAUT COURTOIS roared ‘I won us the Champions League final’ as the Real Madrid keeper demanded more ‘respect in England’.

The former Chelsea stopper was in stunning form against Liverpool and, like him, was man of the match NINE Saves helped Madrid to a 1-0 win.

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Thibaut Courtois has demanded more ‘respect’ after his amazing performance in the Champions League final[/caption]

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Courtois made a series of incredible saves to fend off Liverpool[/caption]

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Courtois made NINE saves while he was Real Madrid’s hero in Paris
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And the Belgian was in an upbeat mood as he shared his thoughts with BT Sports after the game.

Courtois yelled: “Yesterday I said if Real Madrid play in the final we win it. We have a good story.

“I had all the tweets that came my way that would humiliate me. Today it was the other way around.

“I had to win a career final for all my hard work and pay respect to my name because I feel I don’t have enough respect, especially in England.

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“After a great season, I saw a lot of criticism that I wasn’t good enough. I’m just really proud of the team’s performance and when I needed to be there I was there for the team.

“We’ve beaten the best clubs in the world. This year City and Liverpool fought incredibly hard to the end this season in the Premier League.

“Liverpool won two trophies and today they were really strong but I think I played a great game and that made the difference today because we had a chance and we scored them.”

Courtois certainly silenced his doubters on Saturday with a performance that will go down in Champions League final history.


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The Belgian made numerous saves throughout the game to ward off Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz.

And Courtois’ best try came just 20 minutes later when Mane unleashed a stake on goal.

But Courtois used every inch of his 6ft 7in frame to turn the ball onto the post.

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The former Chelsea man left English football on a bad note in 2018 when he joined Los Blancos.

But after beating his old side in the quarter-finals and beating Man City in the semi-finals, Courtois made an English club hat-trick by playing a key role against Liverpool.

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