Thibaut Courtois fires back at Diego Simeone after Real Madrid 1-0 Rayo

Thibaut Courtois signed for Real Madrid in the summer

Thibaut Courtois is currently the most popular man at Real Madrid at the moment.

In Saturday's clash with Rayo Vallecano, Courtois produced an impressive double-save in stoppage time to ensure Real Madrid won 1-0.

And after the game, he took a swipe at Diego Simeone.

Simeone caused a stir earlier this month when he attacked Courtois, suggesting he only won the award for 'The Best' goalkeeper because he plays for Madrid.

"Courtois went to Real Madrid and earned the title of being the best goalkeeper in the world, but when he was with us Keylor Navas won the prize when he was at Levante," he said, per Marca.

Simeone then went on to question Luka Modric being given the Ballon d'Or, saying Antoine Griezmann should have won it instead.

He added: "I congratulate [Luka] Modric because I'm sure he had a good season. But, for me, the best ones were [Raphael] Varane and Griezmann."

Those words have not gone down well with Courtois.

The Belgian goalkeeper felt the need to shut him down after the win against Rayo and he did so in style.

"Simeone criticises Madrid to become popular with his fans, he always does it, attacks Madrid for being the best club in the world," he said, per Sport.

Thibaut Courtois and Diego Simeone were together at Atletico Madrid for three years

"Everyone's opinions have to be respected, everyone can say their personal opinion, but I've been there for three years and when you always fight against Real Madrid, which is the best team in the world, you're going to say things to generate populism.

"In my case, he said I had won that trophy (Best goalkeeper) because I played for Real Madrid, but in the World Cup I was Chelsea, and in the The Best Award, the votes were closed in July.

"Oblak is also a great goalkeeper and could have had more points, but there are a lot of people who vote," he said.

Superb stuff from Courtois.

He preserved the three points against Rayo, and Real Madrid fans love him even more after his comments about Simeone.

It's hard to comprehend that Courtois spent three years under Simeone at Atletico.

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