Car­va­jal hails match win­ner Cour­tois

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Real Madrid de­fender Dani Car­va­jal has praised goal keeper Thibaut Cour­tois, fol­low­ing their 3-0 win at Getafe.

Goals from Raphael Varane and Luka Mo­dric, and an own goal from Getafe keeper David So­ria, se­cured a first three La Liga points for Real Madrid in 2020, but Cour­tois' per­for­mance was vi­tal.

The Bel­gian in­ter­na­tional made two out­stand­ing stops from Jaime Mata and Leandro Cabr­era in the first 45 min­utes, be­fore clearly a po­ten­tial own goal from Varane af­ter the break.

"Tibu (Cour­tois) has kept us in the game with three or four im­por­tant saves," Span­ish in­ter­na­tional Car­va­jal told re­porters from Mo­vis­tar at full time, re­ported in Marca.

"He has given us a lot to­day." "No one, not the team, or Cour­tois him­self, doubted his abil­ity."

"He is a great goal keeper, that wins the team many points."

Cour­tois has firmly es­tab­lished him­self as the club's first choice keeper so far this sea­son, with 16 starts from 19 La Liga games in 2019-20, with only club cap­tain Ser­gio Ramos playing more than him.

Real Madrid now head off to Saudi Ara­bia for their Span­ish Su­per­copa semi fi­nal against Va­len­cia on Jan­uary 8th, with a po­ten­tial fi­nal against ei­ther Atletico Madrid or Barcelona on Jan­uary 12th.


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