Monday, 3rd February, 2014

Thibaut Courtois' father has praised his son's progress with Atletico Madrid, revealing he dazzles him week by week.

The goalkeeper is currently in the third consecutive year of season-long loans at the Spanish giants from English club Chelsea, where he is contracted.

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Courtois is loving life in Spain and is highly valued by Atletico Madrid, but Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has ruled out any chance of a fourth loan with Los Rojiblancos.

"Every week he dazzles us", Thierry Courtois told RTBF.


"He has big games and his team continue to amaze and record good results, in part thanks to him.

"This is a big success and goes beyond our expectations."

And his son is happy in Spain, Thierry Courtois stresses.

"He is well adapted to the country.

"He is very happy. He does not bother about tomorrow, plays it game by game and works every day to improve.

"He is happy to be appreciated by his team-mates and the staff. He was greeted with wide open arms and success has not changed him. He remains the same as when he was 12. He simply tries to erase his negative points."

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