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Champions League Final Hero Thibaut Courtois Responds To Mark Goldbridge Call Out

Ryan Sidle

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Champions League Final Hero Thibaut Courtois Responds To Mark Goldbridge Call Out

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Thibaut Courtois might be a Champions League final hero but that doesn't mean he can't get dragged into an argument on Twitter like the rest of us.

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It's just over a week ago since Courtois produced arguably one of the best personal performances in any final, certainly in a Champions League final, in some time.

His saves thwarted Liverpool whilst Vinicius Junior's strike ended up being the difference between the two sides, as Real Madrid picked up the trophy for the 14th time in their history.

However, a week is a long time in football and Courtois has gone from that performance to getting involved with in an online debate with a YouTuber, we've all been there.

Manchester United fan Mark Goldbridge, famed for his rants and reactions, posted about David de Gea, in the wake of Spain boss Luis Enrique's brutal assessment of the United number one.

Goldbridge wasn't happy with what the former Barcelona boss had said, pointing out that Courtois, for all his brilliance, isn't necessarily the best off his line, or with his feet, as say Ederson and Alisson are.

If anything it seemed like Goldbridge wasn't being critical of the Belgian, but instead suggesting he was so good at his primary function it didn't really matter about the other parts of his game.

The 30-year-old clearly wasn't having it though, instead replying with pictures of him coming off his line to grab the ball out of the air.

However the talkSPORT host then explained he wasn't talking about the former Chelsea man's ability to come off his line in that aspect, but more in being a 'sweeper keeper.'

Certainly it was a highlight of Real's win in the Champions League, not just the final, that Carlo Ancelotti's side played in a manner not in keeping with current trends.

Los Blancos don't tend to press high or necessarily play out from the back in the manner that the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool, the two sides most consider the best in the world, prefer to play.

One fan couldn't quite believe that Courtois was being 'rattled' by Goldbridge, with the keeper responding, "We just love the banter mate," so it seems to all be in good fun.

Courtois kisses the trophy he was so integral in winning. Image: Alamy
Courtois kisses the trophy he was so integral in winning. Image: Alamy

For De Gea's limitations when it comes to his passing, it seems unlikely that the United keeper is going to lose his place in the team, despite Erik ten Hag's style of play perhaps more suited to a passing presence at the back.

The former Atletico Madrid number one is expected to be voted in as the new captain at Old Trafford, with Ten Hag reportedly set to let the player's choose their leader.

Topics: Premier League, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Thibaut Courtois, David De Gea, La Liga

Ryan Sidle
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