Really helped to get the deal. They did a really quick and easy deal together, understanding the humanity of the situation. A quick search on Twitter of ‘Courtois’ followed by the word ‘snake’ will just show how much animosity there is on the Chelsea fans’ side towards their former No 1. And he angered them further last month when he discovered he would be returning to his former stomping ground on May 5. That he would’ve preferred to have had fans inside the ground for the second leg. In fact, at the end of their game in Madrid, Tuchel inadvertently blanked the outstretched hand of loathed former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois as he went to congratulate his own players instead. It’s true that some players push and it’s true that at certain moments Thibaut was getting a bit stressed by the situation, because Madrid made an offer and he had an opportunity to go. But going back to his Chelsea arrival, his time at the club was marred by disloyalty again after he was sent out on loan to Atletico Madrid.
His lung-bursting run in the Copa del Rey final against rivals Barcelona, his extra-time header against Atletico Madrid in the 2014 Champions League final, and his incredible overhead kick four years later against Liverpool have all served to etch his name into Madrid folklore. But with Alisson being snapped up by Liverpool and Kepa staying put at Athletic Bilbao for the time being, Real only had a few days to make an official bid for Courtois while Chelsea remained reluctant to sell one of the best goalkeepers in the world. While players have come and gone from Chelsea, none have arguably been as hated as Courtois in recent memory. While many players can be forgiven for wanting to leave due to family reasons, the manner in which Courtois went about doing so left a sour taste in the mouths of Chelsea fans after he failed to report to training in an attempt to get what he wanted. Given how much more solid he has made Chelsea barring his role in the penalty conceded at Everton, there is no surprise as to why the Blues are looking to keep him as part of a squad where many young players form a crux of the roster.
After securing a 1-1 draw in Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final first leg with Real Madrid, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel endeared himself to the club’s fans shortly after the final whistle. Real submitted a £35m bid for Courtois – which was accepted by Chelsea – and Courtois got his dream move, leaving Blues fans livid at the Belgium international. Then it was left reeling from the death of Prince Philip just a month later, leaving fears for the Queen and the future of the institution she loves. Yet, if she hadn’t taken a soccer scholarship at the University of South Florida aged 19, having left Sunderland Ladies, the 2016 Women’s Super League winner says she may not have realised her international ambitions. Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee plans to lead a trade trip in late August or early September to Japan and South Korea. Haley led trade trips to Canada in spring 2014. To her parents’ native country of India last November. But rather than wallow in the narrative that England is somehow rife with division, I intend to celebrate what’s great about this country that became so united over the past two weeks.
Courtois’ main justification for leaving and returning to Spain was to be closer to his children, after his split from girlfriend Marta Dominguez in 2017 saw her return to the Spanish capital with his two children. With hindsight, everyone should have seen his Chelsea split coming. Despite his time at Chelsea being recognised as a success, there was always question marks over his commitment to the club. He would have stayed, there is no reason to leave a club like Chelsea, he could have won trophies. Argentine forward Higuain finished the season as the club’s top scorer with 32 goals in all competitions as Juventus also won a 12th Italian Cup and finished runners-up to Real Madrid in the Champions League. While the German tactician has completely turned the club’s fortunes around since taking over from Frank Lampard and are now just 90 minutes away from securing a spot in the Istanbul final, the reason for why he earned brownie points with the club’s fanbase had nothing to do with results on the pitch this time. David de Gea,’ as he included a picture of the pair on the pitch. The bigger picture is what is going on in society.