Goalkeepers primary job is to keep the ball out of the net, and in that regard the Belgium international has been enable to do just that for Los Blancos with great aplomb.
When Real Madrid signed Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea in 2018 there was little doubt over his ability or confidence whether his going to be a perfect replacement for Navas, and as a matter of fact his proving once this season that Los Blancos hierarchy never made a mistake in bringing him to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Thibaut Courtois: Real Madrid’s Goalkeeping Shield
This season scoring against Real Madrid has become a complicated situation, as evidenced during some of their games especially against Athletic Bilbao in the Supercopa de Espana.
Real Madrid are known to parade brilliant goalkeepers in goal when it comes to been arguably the best team in world football, Cesar, Iker Casillas and Keylor Navas were Madrid’s reliable shield at some point but now it’s all about the Belgian.
With Courtois’ recent form in between the stick rival opponents sees the former Chelsea goalie as a monster who is almost impossible to beat, showing confidence and security in everything he does for Carlo Ancelotti led team.
Against all of Los Blancos tough opponents this season Courtois has displayed the expected characteristics expected of a world class goalkeeper in goal for Real Madrid.
His penalty save from Raul Garcia against Bilbao epitomizes such characteristics where he displayed great technical ability, utilizing his outstretched foot to stop the ball.
This season has been a moment of pure brilliance for Courtois having garnered 57 saves in 1,890 minutes for Real Madrid, which shows he’s so important to whatever Los Blancos wants to achieve this season.
With Real Madrid winning their first trophy this season against Athletic Bilbao, it’s evident they wants to give their all in fighting for everything in front of them as such Thibaut Courtois will so instrumental in their quest to conquer the world again.
With the 2021-22 campaign still very much long, the Belgian will still be open to more shots in the league, champions league and cup competition, so it will be interesting to see how he keep up with this impressive momentum he’s started with.
No doubt his performances since signing for Real Madrid has stand him out amongst his fellow goalkeepers in the world, so should he go on to win more trophies and keeps more clean sheets at the end of the campaign naming him Real Madrid’s goalkeeping shield won’t be a mistake.
The 29 year old may not yet have a champions league medal in his cabinet, but with a LaLiga title in 2019-20 and Supercopa de Espana trophy this season the Belgian will hope to add more silverware to his collection as Real Madrid fight for each title they play for this season.