Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois unhappy with Chelsea fans who turned against him

Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois unhappy with Chelsea fans who turned against him

- Belgium international Thibaut Courtois joined Real Madrid from Chelsea this summer

- The shotstopper refused to show up at the Blues preseason training camp after the World Cup in Russia

He said he was sad to have learnt some of the Premier League club supporters turned against him following his move away from the Stamford Bridge

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaur Courtois is unhappy with some Chelsea fans who turned against him after leaving the club this summer.

The Russia 2018 bronze medal winning goalkeeper forced a move to join Los Blancos in a six year deal valued around £31.50 million.

He spent seven years at the Stamford Bridge, but three of those years he was on loan at Spanish League side Atletico Madrid.

However, with just one season left on his contract with the Premier League side, Courtois forced a move away from the club to join his new club and be with his family in Spain.

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The Belgian finalised a switch to the Bernabeu last month in a deal that saw midfielder Mateo Kovacic join the Blues on loan.

In his bid to achieve his aim, the 26-year-old refused to show up at Chelsea training camp even after enjoying a prolonged holidays after the World Cup.

Daily Star citing Sky Sports reported that the goalkeeper made matters worse by suggesting the quality of players at Real is better than at Chelsea.

Meanwhile, his departure forced the Blues to splash out a world record £72m to bring in Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao.

Courtois has played once for Real so far and despite the bad feeling surrounding his Chelsea exit, he has wished his former club all the best for the coming season.

"It makes me feel sad and obviously they don't know all the truth," he told Sky Sports News.

"I think in March the decision was already made and I thought the club would accept it.

Then because the transfer was closed I did not show up because I thought it better not to disturb the team and the squad.

"If I did go there maybe, I didn't want to be toxic, so obviously it is a pity because I love Chelsea.

I loved playing there and I am happy to have won two Premier Leagues, a League Cup and an FA Cup. Hopefully it will turn around.

"Obviously you get some things in the media like I said there was not enough quality at Chelsea. I never meant that.

I just said maybe in training it goes a little bit faster but that is also the quality of Real Madrid - that is not saying Chelsea does not have quality.

I will always look back with a happy feeling to Chelsea. I had a chance to go back to Spain to be closer to my kids.

"That was an important thing for me. “I know that a lot of Chelsea fans will understand my decision.

I wish them the best and I am happy to see that they have won their first four games and I hope they can go on and win the league."

NAIJ.com previously reported that Real Madrid confirmed the signing of want-away Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois on a six year deal valued at £35 million pounds.

The deal will be finalised after the Belgian must have passed medicals at the Santiago Bernabeu before being presented to the fans on the transfer deadline day.

Russia 2018 bronze winning goalkeeper refused to rejoin Chelsea for their pre-season training as he desperately wanted to leave the club before the end of this summer transfer window.

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