I was nobody before I joined Chelsea, says Courtois




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Thibaut CourtoisThibaut Courtois has said he a nobody, before Chelsea snapped him up in 2011, but he is ready make a mark as he returns his parent club.

The goalkeeper spent the last three years on loan at Atletico Madrid and over the past seasons, he has become the highly rated young shot stoppers in Europe.

Jose Mourinho does want the Belgian leave again, but stay and compete Petr Cech for the number one at Stamford Bridge. Courtois says he is ready for the challenge and happy be received well at the club.

“My new team-mates have been really great; they’ve welcomed me and you really feel that you are a part this team,” Courtois told Chelsea’s website.

“Obviously helped me that knew some the before arrived. When signed here had played for just one year in the Belgian league.

wasn’t anybody [before that].

“In the last three years, I have been able to myself a lot and make my name in the football world. [eap_ad_2]

“Now is up to me to keep working hard here at Chelsea, keep improving myself and helping the team to achieve the things we all want.”

The 22-year- also spoke of the Champions League ties last season, when Atletico faced Chelsea and eventually eliminated the Premier League side from the competition.

so nice to see that the Chelsea appreciated my talent and my work at Atletico,” he said.

“To see them clapping me quite special and hopefully now I can give them joy by helping the team win and trophies.

“That night was a really good experience but obviously I was playing for the other side at Stamford Bridge so it was a little bit weird.

“Now I’m just looking forward to playing a game at Stamford Bridge in the Chelsea colours.”[eap_ad_3]