Courtois: Madrid a higher level than Chelsea

Thibaut Courtois has revealed the level at Real Madrid ‘is higher compared to Chelsea’ and already feels bedded in at the club.

The Belgian international joined the European champions in a €35m deal last month, having already played in the Spanish capital for three seasons with Atletico Madrid.

“The difference is twice as big and of course, the feeling is very different,” Courtois told Belgian outlet Het Belang van Limburg, in quotes translated by ESPN FC.

“When you look forward, you see this wall of people, whereas at Chelsea, sometimes you could still see the sky or the hotel behind the stands.

“Of course, it isn't the first time I've played here. I know the language, know the coach and the stadium. The first couple of minutes was testing the waters, but after that it felt good from the start.

“I had a good connection with everyone from the start, at practice, the level is high…the level is higher compared to Chelsea.”

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