Thibaut Courtois helped Chelsea to secure three points at Sunderland last night with a couple of stunning save, especially one in the very last minute of the injury time.
The Blues number one was ofter criticised by the fans in the past year for some comments that gave the impression he wasn’t fully commit to Chelsea, but the Belgian keeper wanted to make things clear after the win against the Black Cats:
“I think sometimes my comments didn’t come out the way I meant.
“I can understand they [the Chelsea fans] were frustrated, but I never meant it that way.
“They can clearly see that I am fully committed to this club, I want to win games and to win trophies for this club. I will do my very best for Chelsea.”
The Blues supporters will surely appreciate these words, that then was asked about his saves, Courtois added:
“It was good that I went to warm up again at half-time just to have that feeling of the ball again, to keep warm. The Januzaj save was only two or three minutes into the second half and I was ready for it. The last save [from Van Aanholt] was a huge one because I had to take it a bit behind my body.”
“It’s good that our title rivals would have come back into the dressing room having won, Liverpool for example, and will have been thinking, ‘Damn, Chelsea won as well.’ That’s a good thing for us.
“On Saturday we are the first team to play [at Crystal Palace], so we have to show that we can get three points and then the others are under pressure to win as well.”