NEWS | 11/02/2019
"The hand was quite far from the body and for me it has been a penalty," Courtois said.
“You can't compete for 90 minutes at the same pace. From the first minute we left intense, pressing up, stealing in the opposite field and having a lot of possession. After we took a step back, we have resisted the goal and there is a play determined by the VAR that we no longer have to stand out because it is of no use. I have seen that there has been contact and that he gives it with the hand, but the interpretation is of the referee and they are the ones who decide ”.
“Every day it is more difficult to win any rival. Today Levante won the victory against Barcelona and that shows that you cannot win any game regardless of the rival you have in front of you. "
"That competition makes our League the best in the world and we feel fortunate to play here. You have to try to do your best because any minimum mistake leaves you down in the table."
Courtois: "In the Bernabéu you always have to win"
“We had many occasions and we could have won, but in football if you don't score you can't win. At Bernabeu You always have to win if you want to achieve the League. It is a missed opportunity but you have to follow that line. We had a good game, but we lacked the aim we had against Leganés. ”
“The thing about the hands is very complicated. When Bale He touched the ball a little with his hand in front of the PSG. When it is defensively they have explained the criterion and if the hand is close to the body and is not unnatural it is not a penalty, but today the hand was quite far from the body. Sometimes it is difficult to know the criteria and it is surprising that the referee did not go to see him. In the field I was not surprised because the VAR tells him if he has to see it or not, but now when he sees the image he surprises me a little. It has been 0-0 and we cannot go back. For me it has been a penalty. ”
“When you are one of the best goalkeepers they always expect a lot from you. He Madrid He is the best team in the world and they expect a lot from each player and I accept that challenge and work hard for it. Some match does not come out, but the solidity of the team is very good. The goalkeeper position is special, I will not worry about opinions of people who have never been in the goal. I am focused on helping the team, I train well and I feel the support of the team and the coach. The outside does not affect me. ”
“I see him very well. It is a pity that his goal was annulled, he contributes a lot and I hope he can make more goals soon.