'It was a crucial save' - Chelsea stopper Courtois blows his own trumpet

Thibaut Courtois is a very confident goalkeeper, and spoke about his great save from David Nugent yesterday.

Chelsea won their second game of the season yesterday after a difficult but in the end comfortable victory against newly-promoted Leicester City.

But despite the 2-0 win, and another goal from Diego Costa, it was the performance of their goalkeeper that caught the eye.

Thibaut Courtois made several excellent saves during the game. In particular it was his excellent stop from a one-on-one effort with striker David Nugent which impressed. The Belgian is known as an expert at one-on-one situations and he proved it yesterday against the one-cap England international.

It was also Courtois' first chance out in front of the Stamford Bridge faithful. And he has been speaking to the club's official website about his Premier League home debut - and struggled to not blow his own trumpet:

"Against those teams when they score against you and you are losing it is very hard to win the game so it was a crucial save. I saw him [Nugent] coming one against one and I knew I had to go out quickly to so he had no place to shoot and I made a good save. But I just help the team like the other players did the same in their positions...But yeah it was a good save but I just did my work today and I hope to do it every game."

The final statement surely is aimed at Petr Cech and his manager Jose Mourinho. He is surely making it clear that now he has the gloves he does not plan on giving them up for Cech or anybody else this campaign.

The fans were also very impressed with Courtois, and he equally impressed with them - stating:

"[The atmosphere] was very good. I loved it it's very good it was a crucial win, I think at home we always have to win our games and they [the fans] helped us also so it must have been a very nice game and hopefully we can keep on going."

It was always going to be a tough decision from Mourinho to replace his long-term stopper Cech, but based on yesterday's evidence it appears to be the right decision to hand the reins to the young and confident Belgian.

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