Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed he was made to urinate in a water bottle during his time at Atletico Madrid.
The Belgian spent three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid, and rose to prominence with his displays; he then revealed some of the experiences he has had.
The 24-year-old has revealed Atletico fitness coach Oscar Ezequiel Ortega made him wee in a bottle – so he could monitor his hydration.
“He [Ortega] actually made us urinate in a bottle, to see if we were hydrated or not,” he told BeIn La Liga.
“I am much stronger now, thanks to the Italian coaches at Chelsea, who have shown me new ways in which to play.”
“They have influenced me just like their national goalkeepers – Gianluigi Buffon and Gianluigi Donnarumma.”
The Belgium international has kept 13 clean sheets as the Blues have raced 10 points clear at the top of the table.