Courtois Ready For Liverpool Tie After Good Warm-Up Victory Against Eibar

Thibaut Courtois is definitely feeling confident going into the Champions League tie against Liverpool.

Real Madrid put aside Eibar by two goals on Saturday.

Pleased with his cleansheet, Courtois said that the win was good practice for their upcoming quarter-final tie on Tuesday.

He told the press, “Our first-half performance was very good and we could have perhaps scored another goal or two. We kept that up in the second half, but things became a bit tougher with the wind and the long balls. They then went with two up top.

“They played some long balls and put a lot of crosses in and when you’ve got the wind behind you, that tactic works well. We dealt with it well and won the game.

“We kept our cool and got that second goal. The gaffer made a few changes. When there’s so much space out there, you do go in search of that third goal, but the most important thing was that we kept a clean sheet. We come away with good vibes and in confident mood ahead of the Liverpool game.”

Real Madrid last faced Liverpool in the 2018 Champions League final, winning 3-1 in Turkey. It was a game that raised controversy after Sergio Ramos’ challenge on Mohamed Salah sent the Egyptian from the pitch to the nursing table.

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