Courtois Makes Champions League Prediction: While Champions League champion Real Madrid will have no one to fear, former Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois understands that Manchester City is now an even more deadly foe thanks to the signing of Haaland.
Erling Haaland may be the crucial piece lacking in Manchester City’s quest for Champions League success, according to Thibaut Courtois.
With his team’s two-leg rout of Liverpool, Real Madrid’s goalkeeper once again shone, and the holders are now in the running for Friday’s draw in Nyon. Real won’t be intimidated by anyone, but Courtois is aware that City is now an even more difficult foe thanks to the signing of Haaland.
He (Haaland) is a superb player, according to Courtois. He was possibly what City had been lacking in prior years. If you know how Kevin De Bruyne crosses the ball, they had a pretty excellent team, and there is always risk when you have a talented striker up front.
Courtois Makes Champions League Prediction:
“I think you should take the goals against Leipzig with a grain of salt,” Yet, he was always in the proper spot, and you had to be there to achieve those goals.
Haaland’s move to City, in Courtois’ opinion, is a good example of why Premier League teams should succeed in Europe. He says, “I believe that Haaland is an instance where the Premier League may have an advantage over other leagues. The Premier League’s power, and what they’ve done in prior seasons to make everyone powerful and generous with money, is what makes everyone strong.
“If they are demoted, they have parachute money, and all of these things have an impact on the league’s competitiveness.”
Nonetheless, despite the Premier League’s self-promotion, Real Madrid, the 14-time champion of Europe, continues to defeat English teams.
“There’s no denying that the Premier League is a really exciting competition. The level of competition in the league is quite high, but I believe we have shown that we have a strong team and that you should not underrate Spanish teams, according to Courtois. We value this competition, and I hope it will continue.
The final eight matchup between the two Premier League contenders might occur if there are no requirements for Friday’s draw. But, the Belgian goalie hopes to avoid facing either City or Chelsea in the following round.
“We already faced City and Chelsea last year; let’s see whether we face any other teams this year. I would like to make a few changes. With our comebacks from the previous year, we demonstrated the character we have as a team, earning respect and demonstrating that Real Madrid is always there.”