Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois gets tattoo to celebrate Champions League triumph
Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois gets a brick wall tattoo to celebrate his first Champions League triumph after sensational performance against Liverpool in Paris
- Thibaut Courtois has a tattoo after Real Madrid’s European triumph
- Courtois excelled as Real beat Liverpool in the Champions League final
- The 30-year-old was eager to win the competition for the first time
Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has had a new tattoo to commemorate his team’s Champions League victory.
Courtois was named man of the match after an outstanding performance when Real defeated Liverpool 1-0 in the final in Paris last month.
The 30-year-old won the Champions League for the first time and now marks the occasion with a tattoo.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois got a tattoo to mark his Champions League victory
Courtois first won the Champions League when Real Madrid defeated Liverpool
The tattoo features a brick wall, with Courtois’ initials and jersey number “TC1” and the Champions League trophy that guards it.
Courtois thanked tattoo artist Larissa, who replied, “For the ONE and only Champ! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to post this beautiful memo.’
In the final, Real took the lead in the 59th minute via Vinicius Junior, after which Courtois made some impressive saves to maintain his side’s lead.
The Belgian made a particularly impressive stop to thwart Mohamed Salah, after which Real won the match.
After the game, former Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois claimed he is not given enough respect in England.
Courtois made some hugely impressive saves as he helped Real win Liverpool
He told BT Sport: “I saw a lot of tweets coming my way saying I was going to be humble today but it was the other way around.
“I had to win this final to earn respect. Because I don’t get enough respect, especially in England.
“Yesterday I said that when Madrid play finals, they win them and I am on the right side of history. I’m really proud of the team’s performance.
“Together with us we have beaten the best clubs in the world. City and Liverpool have been incredible this season. Today they were really strong.
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois thinks he doesn’t get enough respect in England
“Liverpool won two cups, today they were very strong, I think I played a great game and that was the difference: we had one chance and we scored it.”
Courtois was especially saddened that a magazine failed to list him among the top ten goalkeepers in the world.
He said: ‘There was a magazine in March that didn’t put me in the top 10’ [goalkeepers in the world]† I don’t think they should put me as number one, but not to get into the top 10 – it’s strange.
“I think it has to do with how I left Chelsea, but I won the Premier League twice in England, I don’t think I’ll ever get any real recognition for it, especially after my first year at Madrid. A lot of people laughed at me, but here I am as the winner so it’s a nice comeback.’