Ready Courtois ‘Tame’ Ibra Again
London – In the Parc des Princes few weeks ago, Thibaut Courtois has been frustrating Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The same thing Courtois wants to do at Stamford Bridge tomorrow brings with Chelsea qualify.
In the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 held in cages Paris St-Germain, Chelsea managed to make the host player frustration. Even they had superior first goal by Branislav Ivanovic before Edinson Cavani equalized in the second half.
Just look at the record Soccernet where PSG make 14 shots with seven on goal, while Chelsea only make two with the right target. Of seven shots on goal, five of which are in the hands of crude Courtois and one hit wicket.
Courtois itself is like a thick wall for PSG when the number of times he was able to salvage chances of a trio of Edinson Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi, and especially Ibra where the Swedish striker’s shot in the final minutes denied by Courtois. Ibrahim himself in the first leg has 5 shots with three on goal and not one to be scored.
With the score 1-1 then Chelsea will host the second leg on Thursday (12/3) pm dawn tomorrow, will be better off and PSG desperately need to make a goal in order to maintain a chance of qualifying.
As the final after Chelsea rearguard, Courtois was ready to repeat their performance in the first leg okenya like and certainly make Ibra frustration back.
“No, I’m not afraid. I’m against it three weeks ago, and I’m playing well. I wish I could stop it again Wednesday. I know he is a great striker, and it is always difficult to stop it, but we have to do it if you want to get away,” Courtois said.
“We are very confident, but we knew this game would run hard. Paris will come to make a goal. It will be a complicated game. We are ready and we hope to give the victory to our fans. We had to run the trainer with good tactics. Certainly, we can not only play defense and wait, “said 22-year-old goalkeeper.
“We have to defend well, but we should not only target the score 0-0 because if we concede, then Paris would get away with a 1-0 win. We have to take advantage of our advantages to try to score goals and win,” said he.