NEWS STORY. 27/05/2022. Bárbara Jiménez
Courtois spoke alongside Marcelo and Ancelotti in the press conference ahead of the Champions League final. The goalkeeper talked about his feelings before the big match against Liverpool: “Eight years ago I played my first final and I didn’t win, I hope to win tomorrow. For some, it’ll be their first Champions League final and for others, their fifth. The whole team is up for winning another trophy for Real Madrid”.
“Liverpool played in a final against Madrid in 2018 and if you face Madrid you know they win finals. That’s why I think I’m on the right side of history”.
"The whole defence has to work well. Everyone is a key player in defence. We know about Liverpool's qualities.
“Benzema has got even better. He keeps improving and scoring goals. He drives the team towards victory in the most difficult moments. He presses a lot and doesn’t stop running. He always shows his quality in the most difficult moments”.
Good atmosphere in the dressing room
“The good atmosphere is down to the coaching staff, because we train really well. We know they have to make decisions on who plays, but the coach manages the team really well and that’s why we’re here”.