Thibaut Courtois Repents Real Madrid's Strategy In 4-1 Loss

Thibaut Courtois believes Real Madrid’s offensive strategy let them down against Valencia on Saturday.

Los Blancos let in goals through three penalties, all taken and converted by Carlos Soler. And then, an own goal by Raphael Varane wrapped it up for the Bats.

Courtois said after the loss at Mestalla, “Three penalties against us, the second goal is bad luck… We started well, but sometimes we don’t go up and we fall backwards. The first is a penalty, I stop him (Carlos Soler), I don’t know why he gets to take it again. He puts it in even though I’m close to stopping it.

“At halftime, we motivated ourselves to turn it around but then we suffered two penalties. Marcelo arrives first but Maxi screams louder. Ramos’s hand is bad luck.”

He added: “We are being more offensive, also in pressure and so a goal can happen. From a long ball, you have to have a union like we had after the quarantine, when they barely scored goals.

“Apart from the unlucky goal, there are three penalties, it’s bad luck.”

Real sit fourth in the table with two losses already registered in 8 La Liga games so far.

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