Thibaut Courtois in a warm-up with Real Madrid


Courtois makes it clear that Barça is where it is "thanks to Ter Stegen"

Published:19/03/2023 - 10:39h

Updated:19/03/2023 - 10:39h

Thibaut Courtois spoke with 'Movistar+' in the run-up to the Clásico league against FC Barcelona. For the Real Madrid goalkeeper, the defensive solidity and the great moment of Marc-André ter Stegen have been the key to the culé leadership

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The FC Barcelona will receive to the Real Madrid this Sunday looking for sentence the title of LaLiga to fault of 12 days. The group directed by Xavi Hernández arrives with nine points of advantage and a better differential goleador (+39) thanks to his remarkable defensive performance this season in the tournament. The culés alone have fit 8 so many in 25 dates, three of them in the Classical contested in October in Santiago Bernabéu.

In this regard, Thibaut Courtois elogió the big moment of Marc-André ter Stegen, to the one who considers key figure for the good moment of the Barça in League. "I do not think that it have improved in at all because Ter Stegen always has been a porterazo. Sometimes there are potholes in your career and have the bad luck that probably they mark you an unlucky goal", commented the one of Bree, headline with the 'White House' from 2018.

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Besides, the '1' of the Real Madrid stood out the opportunism of the German goalkeeper. "This year the Barça has a defensive base very good and the few occasions that do them resolves them Ter Stegen. It carries a lot of parties winning 1-0 and if it did not go by him had finish in tie. It is his merit that the Barcelona go first with nine points of advantage. It has not changed at all, it is that now the things are going out him well and a goalkeeper with confidence still grows more. I wish him the best but that tomorrow do not stop so much", kidded the Belgian.

Courtois Has fit a total of 16 goals in 19 parties of League this season, the double of a Ter Stegen that has to 'shot' the record of more goals to zero that attained Francisco Liaño with the Sportive in the 1993/94 and the one of fewer goals fit that achieved the mythical Ricardo Zamora in the season 1931-32, with alone 15 so many received with the Real Madrid in a tournament of 34 dates.

Ter Stegen, a goalkeeper more 'safe' with the balloon

On the other hand, the ex goalkeeper of the Athletic of Madrid and Chelsea admitted that, in general lines, Marc-André is a guardameta more 'safe' with the balloon in the feet. "He is better in the game of feet and I think that go better by up because I measure more than him and by here do a bit the difference. But the important is to stop the ball and here the two do it very well", sentenced the Belgian.

On the party, Thibaut thinks that the one of the Sunday will be a Classical very different to the of the 'semis' of Glass of Rey. "They took out a good result like visitors, defended very well, cost us create occasions and fit a goal of bad luck. The party of morning will be different because there will be more occasions, they play home and will be more offensive and perhaps will have more spaces... But football is football and probably is the same that the one of the Glass", puntualizó.

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