Thibaut Courtois was applauded by Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane after the Beglian goalkeeper managed to keep another clean sheet in La Liga on Friday. Real beat Alaves 2-0 at home as the Spanish giants set another step towards claiming the league title. After the game Zidane hailed Courtois for his importance this season.
“He’s a very important player and a great influence,” Zidane told a video press conference (via MARCA). “It’s a team effort, but Thibaut is stopping a lot of goals and we’re doing very well,” he added.
Real Madrid have only conceded 21 league goals this season and that hands Real the best defensive record in La Liga this season. “Not conceding goals is impossible, but it’s true that we’re conceding very few,” the Frenchman said. “We have to keep doing what we’re doing and we have a very fit Courtois. The team don’t concede a lot.”