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Atletico Madrid loanee confident of Chelsea chance

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Thibaut Courtois believes that Chelsea's youth policy will give him a chance of a successful future at Stamford Bridge, reports Sky Sports.

The Atletico Madrid loanee has enjoyed two successful seasons in the Spanish capital, where he has developed much quicker than expected playing regularly in La Liga.

The 21-year-old goalkeeper is set to return to Stamford Bridge this summer, but despite his impressive performances is not guaranteed a starting spot at Chelsea next season, given the equally fine form of current number one, Petr Cech.

Courtois arrived in west London from Racing Genk in 2011, but is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Blues, who chose instead to send him out on loan, taking in spells at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

Despite his lack of opportunities in the Premier League the Belgium international remains confident that his long-term future remains with Chelsea, and that it's only a matter of time before he is handed the goalkeeper's jersey.

"Chelsea have the young players that maybe in two or three years' time can win everything," he said.

"I signed with Chelsea, not just because it is a big club but also because of its commitment to young players. I want to be part of Chelsea history."

Courtois's positive outlook is admirable, as is his open-minded approach to where he'll plying his trade next season.

"Chelsea have always been very fair with me and they are also smart people and they know that I need to play.

"I don't know where that will be but I do know I have proved myself in the two years I have been here (in Madrid)."

 

 

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