Courtois: I want to beat Chelsea

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says he wants to beat parent club Chelsea when the sides meet in the European Super Cup.

Thibaut spent the 2011-12 campaign on loan at the Vicente Calderon, helping Atleti to Europa League success, and that agreement has been extended for another 12 months.

However, the 20-year-old Belgian international is in no doubt where his allegiances lie for the game in Monaco on August 31.

“It will be a special game for me playing against my own club but I am now at Atletico and I want to win,” he told AS.

“I have only played for Atletico and my feelings are more with them than Chelsea, whom I respect because it is my club.

“At first it seemed I wouldn’t be able to play in this match but I am very happy about it.”

Courtois, who was signed by the Londoners for €9m from Racing Genk in July 2011 before being immediately loaned to Los Colchoneros, is delighted he will be staying in the Spanish capital for at least another season.

“For me it was very easy because I knew I wanted to stay, so it just remained for Chelsea and Atletico to sort out any difficulties, but I had no doubts.

“Sergio Asenjo, Joel and I are three young goalkeepers with plenty of quality and I think that is good for the team.

“Now we have to train and play very well to see who gets the No 1 jersey,” he added.

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