Thibaut Courtois all set to face Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals.
His former club went past FC Porto in the quarter-finals right after Real beat Liverpool 3-1 on aggregate.
Los Blancos qualified for the semi-finals of the competition for the 30th time which is 10 times more than any other team. Since his move from Chelsea in 2018, this will be first time Courtois will go up against his former club.
“We came into today off the back of two really difficult games and maybe we just lacked the legs in attack but defensively we ran as if we had twelve men on the pitch,” Courtois said.
“It was unbelievable. Everyone has to put that effort in when we’re taken to the limit.
“We had to dig in and give it our all and that’s what we did. That’s crucial for the team’s desire and in order to show we’re a unit.”
“It’s a special game against my former club. Since [Thomas] Tuchel came in, they’ve played 3-5-2, 3-4-3 and they’re doing well, not conceding many goals,” Belgium international Courtois added.
“It’s going to be a tough match but I hope we can come through it.
“We’re hungry to win another Champions League and we have to try and go into it on a high. We might get some of our injured players back but everyone who played today showed we’re a fantastic team.”
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