Courtois needs to improve

By Paul Lagan
Last updated : 26 June 2013
Chelsea's young world-class Goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois has been confirmed by both Chelsea football club and Atletico Madrid to be set for another year on loan at Madrid. 

Thibaut Courtois having Cech ahead of him at Chelsea always had a reason to keep improving. You can't displace or replace a goalkeeper of Cech's calibre without being special, but now I think he has another reason to get even better.
 

Surprisingly, Liverpool getting a new goalkeeper has suddenly become our business. But why exactly should we be concerned as fans of Chelsea football club?
 
Simon Mignolet is a Belgian international just like Chelsea-owned Thibaut Courtois, which makes them rivals for the No 1 spot for their national team.

Mignolet has made three more appearances than Courtois for Belgium's national team. Thibaut's world-class performances at Madrid stole the spot from Mignolet who previously owned the position. 

Mignolet at Sunderland has been one of the finest keepers in the English Premier league. I think Thibaut is better than Mignolet but the latter's move to Liverpool will definitely boost his chances of taking the spot back from Courtois. Playing for a top side like Liverpool puts Mignolet under more spotlight than at Sunderland.

Everyone knows Thibaut Courtois insisted on staying at Atletico Madrid to ensure he retains his place in his national team with the world cup drawing closer. Thibaut will never give his place away without a fight and that can only mean something good for Chelsea. Thibaut Courtois is world-class already, looks like Chelsea own the next big thing between the sticks.

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