Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois revealed, that Manchester United legend Edwin van der Saar, was a role model to him when growing up.
Courtois has praised van der Saar for for his incredible talent. Belgian goalkeeper admitted that as a child he was always watching the Dutchman. Due to the fact, that Courtois is very tall and also excellent in the air, he admits that he draws his inspiration from the United’s icon.
Courtois told NBC Sports :
“When he [Edwin van der Sar] was playing at Manchester United he was a role model because I think I have quite a similar style to him,” said Courtois.
“Obviously, you would try to see with your eyes and try to learn from things he did in the game and analyze how he reacted to certain situations. For me, you look at every goalkeeper and you try to learn what they do.”