Courtois Rescue ‘The Blue’
Paris – Chelsea took home draw of the headquarters of the Paris Saint-Germain. Thibaut Courtois became one of the stars through a rescue-rescue that prevent Chelsea from defeat.
In the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday (02/18/2015) pm dawn, Chelsea ahead goal by Branislav Ivanovic in the 36th minute. However, Edinson Cavani’s header in the second half to make the game ending 1-1.
Ivanovic does give one away goal could be crucial to determine whether Chelsea qualify for the next round. But also worthy hero label pinned to Courtois.
In statistical records ESPN FC, the Belgian international goalkeeper did six rescue. Two of them thwart efforts Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score the winning goal.
Shortly after Cavani goal, Courtois thwart opportunities Ibrahimovic with his feet. While in the closing minutes of the game, goalkeeper plays the body 199 cm it dispels Ibrahimovic header to keep the score remained a draw.
Courtois appearance in goal Chelsea invite a lot of praise. The manager Jose Mourinho even mention Courtois as the savior of the Blues.
“Yes,” Mourinho said when asked if Courtois has saved his team.
“Phenomenal. He made two or three important saving in the game,” he continued as preached Guardian.
Praise is not just come from his own team. PSG camps that have to be satisfied with a draw because the action Courtois also recognize the greatness of 22-year-old goalkeeper.
David Luiz said that his team could have won if that standing under the crossbar Chelsea not Courtois. While Laurent Blanc calls Courtois as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
“What amazed me was Courtois, regardless of height, is still very fast. I saw two header Ibrahimovic he saved and he moves very fast with his feet to react to both,” said Blanc praised.
“He is one of the top goalkeepers in the world. Chelsea know they had one of the greatest goalkeepers in there,” added the coach Les Parisiens it.