Belgium star doesn’t want Chelsea return

Published 8 Comments

Football News

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has insisted he is happy on loan at Atletico Madrid and would like to stay if he can.

The Belgium international has been on loan at the Vicente Calderon since he signed for the Stamford Bridge club in 2011.

Petr Cech is currently undisputed Blues number one and Courtois would likely have to play second fiddle if he were to return to his parent club.

The 20-year-old has also established himself as Atletico manager Diego Simeone’s first choice ‘keeper and, with the 2014 World Cup approaching, is unlikely to be happy siting on the bench in the season leading up to it.

Chelsea will be impressed with the job he is doing in La Liga as the comments came after he broke a club record before making the comments.

"I'm happy but disappointed by the defeat. A record is for the whole team,” he said after going 820 minutes without conceding a goal at home in the league.

The previous record was 800 minutes and had stood for 12 years but Courtois could not stop his side falling to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Real Sciedad.

It was when commenting about the record that he revealed his desire to stay in Madrid and not join up with Chelsea.

"Everyone knows that I'm very comfortable here. It gives me great joy that the fans give me love and I have it for them too,” he added.

“I love the life, people, colleagues I have here. The decision is not only mine but also Chelsea and Atletico. If I can, I want to stay here.”

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again