Thibaut Courtois is highly regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Even after a disaster of a last season in which Courtois struggled to keep a clean sheet, there’s very little doubt that the Belgian is one of the best in the business.
But, recently, the Chelsea shot stopper was asked about some of his rivals for the crown of world’s top goalkeeper and he was required to answer a few questions on what attributes some of them have that he doesn’t.
Of his rivals, he answered:
Manuel Neuer: “Playing the game forward”.
Gianluigi Buffon: “The capacities of a leader”.
David De Gea: “He has very good reflexes. On his line, he is one of the best but I am too”.
Simon Mignolet: “One against one”.
Silvio Proto: “He’s a warrior on the ground”.
However, the biggest praise was reserved for his former Chelsea colleague Petr Cech, whom he spent one season with before the latter headed across London to join Arsenal in the summer of 2015.
“A lot of respect for him, the best guy I’ve met in football at all levels, and he always helped and advised me on my arrival in Chelsea,” Courtois said.