Thibaut Courtois will reportedly miss Real Madrid’s UEFA Super Cup clash against Atletico Madrid
The shot-stopper was due to make his debut in the fixture between the city rivals, but the former Chelsea man has not been registered with UEFA to play in the competition
Thibaut Courtois will reportedly miss Real Madrid’s UEFA Super Cup clash against Atletico Madrid because he has not been registered. Courtois will have to watch the game against his former club from the sidelines in Tallinn. And, it seems that the Spanish rivalry runs deeper for his former teammates than it does for Courtois.
Gabi, a former Atleti captain, hit out at the Belgium keeper’s move to Real Madrid and admitted he was “hurt” by his choice.
He said: “It hurts. He has played with you, won trophies, it’s a strange one.”
The keeper was expected to make his debut for his new club following his £35million switch to the Bernabeu from Chelsea.
However, Keylor Navas will start between the sticks against their rivals as Courtois waits in the wings. And the Champions League winners will have to hold off on parading their new keeper and will start with Keylor Navas instead.
He will be line to make his debut on Sunday when his new side begin their La Liga campaign against Getafe at the Bernabeu.