Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois warns PSG: Everything still to play for

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says defeat to PSG last night was tough to take.

Courtois was outstanding at the Parc des Princes, though was beaten late on by Kylian Mbappe for the first-leg of their Champions League round 16 tie.

He said, “We’ve come here and faced a side who are very strong in attacking terms. Champions League games are different to the LaLiga matches. We got off to a pretty decent start, but we didn’t manage to keep our composure. We were made to suffer out of possession and didn’t do very well on the counter-attack. Everything’s still to play for in the return leg.

“It’s very hard to take. We didn’t put in a good performance, but we’ll do better back at the Bernabéu. I hope that we manage to do it with the support of our fans. As a goalkeeper, you know that you’re going to be busy in games like this. I tried to keep a clean sheet and for them to score as they did was a real setback, but we’ve got an important LaLiga game coming up at home and have to keep winning.”

On Mbappe, Courtois said: “I managed to stop him a few times but in the last move he showed his quality and his class, that’s why he’s one of the best in the world.

“For we football lovers, it’s an honour to be talking about a player like Mbappé. He’s got bags of quality, he’s an incredible talent. I wish him the best of luck.”

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