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Thibaut Courtois receives plaudits from Vinicius Jr. after derby win


Real Madrid goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois has been praised by a teammate, Vinicius Junior following the former’s performance in the Madrid derby on Sunday night.

Los Blancos managed a comfortable 2-0 victory over Atletico at the Santiago Bernabeu with goals from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio.

Despite the goals from the attackers, it was the shot-stopper who picked up the Man of the Match award at the end of the game and Vinicius was not shy heaping praise on his colleague.

“Courtois is amazing, to me he’s the world’s best goalkeeper. I never saw anything like him, he saves every shot during training sessions and also here,” the Brazilian said after the game.

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“He surprises me everyday. If he can play like this he will help us a lot. Modric is unbelievable also, it looks like he’s 22 years old like our younger players. He makes it all easy, I’m sure that he was the man of the match and we will win many trophies if he plays like this.

“He’s always giving me advice, he’s such a great person. Playing alongside Casemiro, Kroos and Modric makes it all easy, it’s the best midfield in the world of football,” he added.

Vinicius has been on a stunning run of form since the start of this season and provided the assists for both goals on Sunday against Simeone’s men.

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Asked about his performance, the winger said: “I’m happy about my two assists, I want to help Karim score a lot of goals and help the team win tough games like this one. I’m happy to be playing like this but what happened to me is normal, I got here when I was 18 years old. It’s a bit tough to sign for the world’s best club with the best players. Now I want to keep it going.”

Madrid now have 42 points from 17 league games, eight more than Sevilla who are second on the league table with a game in hand.


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