Thibaut Courtois hits back at doubters after UEFA Champions League success


Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says "respect" must be put on his name after after helping his side clinch the UEFA Champions League title.

Courtois was named Man of the Match as Los Blancos secured their 14th Champions League title with a 1-0 win over Liverpool in Paris on Saturday night.

The Belgian shot-stopper claimed he had received a few tweets claiming he will be humbled after saying Madrid always wins the finals.

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"I think I said yesterday in the press conference that when Madrid goes to finals, we win them. 'I'm on the good side of history.

"I saw a lot of tweets coming my way today saying that I will be humbled, but I think it was the other way around.

"Today I needed to win a final for my career, for all the hard work - to put respect on my name because I don't think I have a lot of respect in England.

"I had lots of criticism even after a great season saying I wasn't good enough or whatever. I'm just really happy and proud. When I needed to be there for the team, I was there."

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