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Thibaut Courtois had the perfect, ice-cold response to Atletico fans abusing him during warm-up

Daniel Marland

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Thibaut Courtois had the perfect, ice-cold response to Atletico fans abusing him during warm-up

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had the perfect reaction to Atletico fans abusing him before Sunday's Madrid derby.

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Courtois spent three years on loan at Atletico between 2011 and 2014, winning La Liga in his final season.

He joined Real from Chelsea in 2018 and has gone on to become one of the world's best goalkeepers.

That hasn't sat well with some of the Metropolitano faithful who still hate Courtois four years on from his Los Blancos transfer.

While warming up, a number of Atletico fans were barking insults at the 30-year-old who heard every word.

He took a peek at the fans while stood in his net, before walking over to the advertising boards to continue his warm-up in front of them.

The abuse got louder and more intense as Courtois stretched his legs. He then let out a wry smile before pointing to the tattoo on his wrist.

Courtois' tattoo is a brick wall on front of a net, with 'TC1' and the Champions League trophy graffitied on it.

Courtois' tattoo. (Image Credit: Thibaut Courtois/Instagram)
Courtois' tattoo. (Image Credit: Thibaut Courtois/Instagram)

He had the work done following Real's victory over Liverpool in May, a game he made a number of vital saves in.

The Belgium international ironically lost the 2014 Champions League final as an Atletico player to Real.

It was Real who came out on top in the first 'El Derbi' of this campaign thanks to two goals in the first half.

Rodrygo fired home the opener 18 minutes in after a lovely ball over the top from Aurelien Tchouameni.

Rodrygo and his teammates celebrate. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Rodrygo and his teammates celebrate. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Federico Valverde scored his third goal in as many games nine minutes before the break after Vinicius Jr. hit the post.

Mario Hermoso pulled one back to ensure it was a nervy finale, but he was then sent off in added time for a second yellow card.

Real go into the international break with a 100 per cent record and they are top of La Liga.

Featured Image Credit: Gol Play Directo

Topics: Thibaut Courtois, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, La Liga

Daniel Marland
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