Real Madrid boss Zidane defends Courtois

Real Madrid boss Zidane defends Courtois
Thibaut Courtois

Madrid - In a statement on Friday, Real denied local media reports suggesting the Belgian had been diagnosed with anxiety



By Reuters

Published: Fri 4 Oct 2019, 11:11 PM

Last updated: Sat 5 Oct 2019, 1:13 AM

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane defended under-fire goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois following criticism for his lacklustre start to the season.
In a statement on Friday, Real denied local media reports suggesting the Belgian had been diagnosed with anxiety.
The club said the player was suffering from 'acute gastroenteritis with dehydration and an electrolyte imbalance', an issue Zidane confirmed.
"He was feeling bad (before the game against Bruges), that I know for sure. These things can happen. He had an upset stomach but he was able to start but at the break he wasn't good," the Frenchman told a news conference.
The Belgian was jeered during Tuesday's disappointing 2-2 Champions League draw at home with Club Bruges as the visitors raced into a shock two-goal lead.
 
 


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