Thibaut Courtois left Chelsea for Real Madrid in August for a fee of £35million and things haven’t really worked out well for the Belgian since the move.
Courtois has struggled for form in an underperforming Madrid side this season and his season could go from bad to worse following the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid boss.
Before Zidane quit Real Madrid in July, the Frenchman blocked the signing of Courtois as he preferred Keylor Navas in goal and Zidane’s return on Monday has now put Courtois’ future in Real Madrid in doubt.
The father of Thibaut Courtois has accused the Spanish media of targeting his son.
“I feel that everyone is targeting Thibaut,” he said.
“The Spanish press, and also the Flemish. As a father, I can not ignore that.
“A goalkeeper is always the first target, it is part of the job. For right or wrong, I let you judge that. But after the match against Ajax, he was targeted because of the fourth goal after he’d played well. This single mistake has taken on huge proportions.
“There are also personal things that come out in the press. I see the intentions of journalists to my son. I’m struggling with that, but luckily Thibaut is above that.
“He knows what to do and is aware of his qualities and he will not doubt himself.”
With Courtois struggling at Real Madrid, do you think the Belgian would regret forcing a move away from Chelsea last August?