Agent reveals why Thibaut Courtois wanted Real Madrid move

Joann Johnston
August 12, 2018

"Then we were 2-0 down after I think a good half and I think second half we started very slow, we were shocked".

"When we arrived in Madrid to make the signing, I had his parents, his brother, his sister, his child, the mother of the child, everyone is there and I said to him that I am delighted to make a great deal for him in going to Real Madrid but also it's a family coming together".

"I don't want to do another Napoli, I want to do a Chelsea", Sarri told a news conference.

Rudiger was impressed, however, and said: "I think he (Kepa) did well".

Julen Lopetegui's side are in need of more top players who can help them retain the Champions League title and win more silverware, after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.

A strike from World Cup victor N'Golo Kante, Jorginho's penalty on debut and a late goal for Pedro were enough to hand Maurizio Sarri a first win in the Premier League. "We moved the ball well and to have a good bench is always good". "The best thing for him was to play 15-20 minutes when the opposition was exhausted".

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We hit the bar twice - once when we were 1-0 down after conceding a very unlucky goal from a deflection. We have to move the ball faster. "We did it better in the second half, there was more space and time".

Henrotay said the reason why Courtois missed the two days of training was because he was "a bit stressed by the situation" and while he understands the reaction, supporters must respect the decision given the reason. The first half was hard.

The result propelled Chelsea to the summit of the league table while it looks like Huddersfield Town will have to fight tooth and nail to survive in the top-flight this year.

"This was a goal that was easily avoidable because we have spoken about this situation the whole week, how we like to defend, and we have seen we have to be switched on". They were very clinical.

"They had four or five chances and scored three goals and we were not able to use our chances". We made a mistake in our frontline that led to the second goal which can not happen.

"If we wanted to get something today, we had to be at our very best".

"I don't know, he has always kicked the penalty like this", Sarri shrugged.

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