/Thibaut Courtois: Real Madrid goalkeeper suffering from World Cup fatigue, says former Chelsea man Mark

Thibaut Courtois: Real Madrid goalkeeper suffering from World Cup fatigue, says former Chelsea man Mark


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The former Blues goalkeeper defended the Belgian after another night to forget at the Bernabeu

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has defended under-fire Thibaut Courtois after he endured another night to forget for Real Madrid.

The European champions suffered their biggest ever home defeat in the Champions League on Wednesday when they lost 3-0 to CSKA Moscow at the Bernabeu.

Thibaut Courtois’ move to Real Madrid has not gone to plan…

Thibaut Courtois’ move to Real Madrid has not gone to plan…

Courtois has faced heavy criticism for his dreadful form since moving to the Bernabeu from Stamford Bridge in the summer.

The World Cup bronze medallist was immediately installed as the club’s no.1 on his arrival in Spain ahead of Keylor Navas.

But the Belgium international has struggled for form since his move and has conceded plenty of goals during Real Madrid’s new-season slump.

Courtois’ record for club and country has not looked pretty – he conceded five goals in games against Barcelona and against Switzerland, three against Sevilla, three against Eibar and three on Wednesday night against CSKA.

Courtois was slammed for letting in three goals against CSKA Moscow

Courtois was slammed for letting in three goals against CSKA Moscow

He was slammed by fans on social media after the game, but Bosnich insists the player’s form is no coincidence after a long World Cup campaign in the summer.

“I wouldn’t say he’s having an absolute shocker, but it’s true things haven’t gone particularly well for him,” the Australian told Thursday’s Alan Brazil sports Breakfast.

“His record is damning, for sure. They’ve got Keylor Navas on the bench so he may come in for him at the moment.

“But it’s not only Courtois.

Courtois took home a bronze medal from the summer’s World Cup in Russia

Courtois took home a bronze medal from the summer’s World Cup in Russia

“It’s no surprise that a lot of the players who went furthest in the World Cup, especially around this stage of the season are starting to struggle.

“Whether it be with injury or a lack of form or people saying they’re burnt out, I don’t think that’s a coincidence whatsoever.”

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