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“Fear it”: Thibaut Courtois on being a part of penalty shoot if team needs him vs Liverpool

"Fear it": Thibaut Courtois on being a part of penalty shoot if team needs him vs Liverpool

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Thibaut Courtois has claimed he is ready to take a penalty against Liverpool in the Champions League final if it comes to penalties.

Both teams will meet each other in the UCL final on May 28, in Paris.

The Belgium international has been one of the best goalkeepers in the Champions League making 52 saves: 37 more than the Reds’goalkeeper Alisson.

Speaking with the Guardian Los Blancos’ number 1 claimed:

“I wouldn’t be one of the first five, for sure. But maybe after, if you need to shoot, you have to shoot.

 

“I don’t fear it. It is a moment to shine. We won one against Atletico Madrid in the Super Cup two years ago when I saved one penalty and this season I’ve stopped three penalties [in all competitions].

 

“In pre-season with Chelsea against PSG [in 2015] I scored one and in the Community Shield [in 2017] against Arsenal I missed one.

 

“[Then-Chelsea boss Antonio] Conte put me there because he knew I could shoot it well but standing on the spot in an important moment is different.”

 

Source: The Guardian

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