Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has spoken fondly of fellow shot-stopper Petr Cech in an interview with a Spanish radio station.
Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho had a big decision to make after deciding to call-back Courtois from his loan spell at Atletico Madrid.
The Belgian international spent the last three seasons in the Spanish capital, gaining recognition from around Europe as one of the best young players in the game.
Whilst at the Vicente Calderon, he won a number of team titles including La Liga, the Europa League and the Copa Del Rey as well as beating Iker Casillas and Victor Valdes to the Zamora trophy – an award given to Spain’s best goalkeeper over the season.
His return to the Blues, however, was always likely to cause controversy as he goes head-to-head with the Stamford Bridge outfit’s long-standing number one Petr Cech.
After receiving the nod during his side’s first two Premier League games of the season, Courtois was asked to comment on his relationship with Petr Cech during an interview with Spanish radio station Tiempo De Juego.
He said: “We get along well, he works hard in training like I do so the boss decides. Right now, I’m playing and I try to be the best I can but there is no problem between us we are training very well.”
“He has been here for 10 years, he sometimes gives me advice about things I don’t know yet and we have a great relationship.”
Petr Cech has been linked with a move away from the Blues after losing his number one spot though Mourinho hopes to still have him in West London on September 1.
The 32-year-old has made a total of 326 Premier League appearances for Chelsea, winning the title three times.