Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been speaking about the chance of both him and Petr Cech being at Stamford Bridge next season.
In quotes published by Maxifoot the Belgian goalkeeper, who is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid, said he had no plans to play second-fiddle to the experienced Czech international once the new campaign kicks off.
“It is logical that I would not be happy to just play the FA Cup or the League Cup,” Courtois is quoted as saying.
“I’m 22. I want to play every game. If this is not the case, then I want to be loaned out again or Chelsea will have to choose between Cech and me.”
Courtois has been strongly linked with a return to Chelsea this summer after three years on loan in La Liga.
The young stopper’s performances this season – as Atletico won the Spanish league title and came within two minutes of claiming the Champions League – have been outstanding and Jose Mourinho has a big decision to make this summer.
But while both ‘keepers have been tipped to remain at the club and rotate, it is clear Courtois has no such ambition.
“I have nothing against Cech,” Courtois added, “on the contrary I can still learn a lot from him because he has a lot of experience.
“However, the current situation is not possible.”
The Belgian international will know just how much he has grown during his spell in La Liga. And he will know he is too good to be anyone’s back-up.
The question is: What does Mourinho think?