Chelsea Goalkeeper describes life at Chelsea as perfect.
Thibaut Courtois is another who remains the subject of intense speculation over his Chelsea futur...
Thibaut Courtois is another who remains the subject of intense speculation over his Chelsea future with links back to La Liga always the subject of questions put to him whenever he talks to the media.
However, recently while away with Belgium, he has rejected any reports of a possible move back to Spain describing life at Chelsea as perfect.
When he was asked to explain why things are good in West London at the moment and of comparisons between Antonio Conte and Diego Simeone, he responded by saying:
“You can compare their tactical approach. Conte is doing something more with the use of videos.
But they are both passionate, both also former footballers, who have a winning mentality.
You can see that in matches but also in practice sessions. They're very brief.
Then you just feel that everyone knows what to do. That's what has happened in the last few weeks at Chelsea.
We play 3-4-3. Everyone knows where a man is free, when you can change from flank to flank or how to put pressure on.
At this time, it is all perfect. Next week we will see how it goes.
A difficult away game at Middlesbrough then Tottenham and City. This will be a good month for us to see where we stand as Chelsea and if we are a title contender, yes or no.”
I am always wary of when players go away with their national teams because someone gives an interview with appears with a miss-translation or a miss-quote and it appears everywhere, leading to speculation and negative reports.
In this instance however, It’s nice to hear the big Belgian Goalkeeper speak so positively about the situation at Chelsea under Antonio Conte. Having admitted that at some stage in his career he would like to return to La Liga, it’s clear that at the moment his is more than happy at Chelsea after a difficult period last season.
If Chelsea are to challenge for at least a top four finish this season as the minimum, we need Courtois to be happy, focused on Chelsea and performing at the top of his game.
In recent weeks he has shown, despite not having much to do, exactly that when called upon and long may it continue.
Article Source: The Mirror.