NEWS | 03/02/2019"There are a lot of good games ahead and we want to aim to win everything at the end of the season", said Courtois.
"I’m relaxed and I listen to my family a lot and the people at the club, who have always helped me to be focused, we have to work hard to continue winning, we’ll carry on until the end to continue reducing the deficit at the top".
"Nobody would imagine that in just six months I would be in the starting line-up, I’m very happy and I want to thank all the players because they’ve helped me a lot".
Five wins in a row
"It's our best run since the beginning of the season, we’re doing well and have to continue like this, cutting points and resting for the match against Barça. Every player who goes out to play will help and now we have the entire squad available. We’ll take that away and we have to work hard to continue playing".
Courtois: "The whole team deserves credit"
"We defended very well and tight up top, pressing the opposition in possession. That made it very difficult for Alavés. The whole team deserves credit. They’ve only had one chance and that means we played well. I hope that I don’t have to make many saves".
“Since losing to Real Sociedad we’re doing better. We feel good and we scored three goals against a strong defensive side. We played a well-rounded game”.
Challenging games ahead
“These are going to be a few tough, exciting days. We’re going to give it all in the Copa del Rey because we want to get to the final. In LaLiga we head to the Wanda Metropolitano. If we can win there we will go ahead of Atlético”.
“We are in good form and must take advantage, we have some tough games and need to win. We need to rest up and keep playing as we are. There are some thrilling ties ahead and we want to be in with a chance of winning something at the end of the season. That’s why we need to win what we can this month”.
El Clásico in the Copa
“It will be an even game. We’re doing well and need to keep up our hard work to get a good result to bring home. We shall give it our all. We need to focus on our game and if we do then hopefully we can win”.
Praise for Vinicius Jr.
“The closest I’ve seen was Hazard when I was playing in Belgium. It was hard for him at first but he is young and wants to learn. He needs confidence, that is what we’re giving him and we’re all really happy with his progress”.
His time at Atlético
“I was there for three years and have a lot of respect for Atlético and their fans. I’ll always be grateful for the opportunity they gave me. I’m going to be relaxed. I will always maintain that respect. They may well jeer me, but that is part of football”.