Thibaut Courtois is reportedly intent on making history at Atletico Madrid.
Pro-Madrid newspaper Marca has suggested that Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is intent on making history with his current side.
There’s been a great deal of debate over what Courtois will do following the World Cup and whether he’ll accept a move back to Chelsea or push to stay on with Atletico Madrid.
The newly crowned Spanish champions head into the Champions League final this weekend on the biggest of highs following their La Liga triumph over Barcelona.
“Thibaut Courtois is set on making history with his club, Atlético de Madrid – although he belongs to another. After a spectacular 2012-13 season, the Belgian has once again won Spain's 'Zamora' (an award for being the season's least scored-against keeper)” writes Marca.
Mr. Safe Hands is the nickname that Marca has chosen to give Courtois due to his consistent performances for Atletico over the past year and it’s a nickname which will further encourage Jose Mourinho to get him back to Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho is in a very difficult position because as much as he may want to get the Belgian back to Stamford Bridge, where he can talk to him directly about his future, he can’t neglect Petr Cech.
Cech has been one of the most consistent players for Chelsea ever since he moved to the club at the start of the Roman Abramovich era and someone who holds a lot of influence within the squad so he can’t be forced out quickly or easily.
There’s no doubt that title success and a potential Champions League title will make it harder for Mourinho to convince Courtois that Atletico is not where he should be playing his football.
However, if it comes down to it, Chelsea own him and Atletico don’t so if Mourinho wants to play hard ball with the Belgian then he can do but that would be a huge risk given his obvious talent and longevity.