Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Courtois will wait to succeed Cech
Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is prepared to wait for his chance to rival Petr Cech at Chelsea after making an immediate loan move to Atletico Madrid. Courtois suggested he would be happy to spend up to three years with Atletico Madrid on loan from Chelsea. "I would like to stay here. I want to focus on having a good season and then it would be great to stay two or three years here," he said at his Atletico presentation. Courtois has signed a five-year contract with Chelsea, having arrived fresh from helping Genk win the Belgian league title, but he has been loaned straight out. He said: "I'm very excited. I have to work very hard to show that I'm capable of winning the trust of the coach." Atletico boss Gregorio Manzano also has Sergio Asenjo and Joel challenging for a starting berth at the Vicente Calderon stadium.
source: Chelsea (official)