Thibaut Courtois Finally Reveals Why He Left Chelsea For Real Madrid In 2018 – He Explains Here

Thibaut Courtois actively pushed for a move to Real Madrid in 2018. Now he’s trying to repair some bridges he’s burned, saying he wanted to go to Madrid because his kids live there.

“Last year, I obviously rooted for Chelsea in the final, they won it. This year I hope they rooted for us, and we won it,” Courtois said in an interview after Real Madrid defeated Liverpool.

“I hope they understand the decision [to leave Chelsea]. We have talked a lot about it, there are no hard feelings towards Chelsea, I love the club, but I love my kids more.

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“Everything came together to go to Real Madrid and Real Madrid has been a dream club for me since I was a little kid, so it’s like a full circle now to win a Champions League with Real Madrid.”

The Belgian put in a magnificent display against Liverpool on Saturday, making nine saves—more than any other goalkeeper in the history of Champions League finals.

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