Monday, 7th April, 2014

Villarreal striker Jeremy Perbet has termed Thibaut Courtois as one of the best goalkeepers in the world after Atletico Madrid registered a 1-0 win over Villarreal at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday.

After 32 games Atletico Madrid are still at the top of La Liga on 79 points. Villarreal are seventh with 49 points.

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Perbet is very impressed with the young Belgian and has termed him as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

"I do not know if Thibaut Courtois is the best goalkeeper in the world but really he is a very good keeper. He is very impressive”, the Frenchman was quoted as saying by RTBF.


The 29-year-old admits that one-on-ones with the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper are very tough as the Belgian makes himself big and it’s a challenge for any striker to beat the 21-year-old from that situation.

“He is very impressive. When you get to him, you feel that there is more room in cages. It's really impressive.”

Courtois has made 31 appearances for Atletico Madrid in La Liga this season and has 17 clean sheets to his name.

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