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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois angered fans of the club when he decided to leave for Real Madrid, and the manner in which he sought an exit pained the Blues fans the more.
Chelsea fans had since given Courtois the nickname ‘snake’, and losing Petr Cech because of him was all the more painful for Blues fans.
With Chelsea to face Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League, Courtois have been afforded the opportunity to come against his former side for the first time since leaving the club in 2018.
Courtois has admitted that he’s happy to return to Stamford Bridge, and is sad he won’t be afforded the opportunity to meet fans at the Bridge.
Courtois told BeIN Sports: “It will be very nice to see a lot of familiar faces and I wish there was public at Stamford Bridge because there was a lot of happy moments I had there.
“Even though maybe my departure wasn’t in the best way, or it was put that way, that it wasn’t the best way, I only have good memories.
“Two Premier Leagues, a lot of other trophies – I’m really happy to play them, but only one can be in the final and I hope it’s Real Madrid.”
Chelsea fans have responded to Courtois’ comments and amdit that he is lucky fans won’t be at the Bridge.