Courtois: "Today I fulfill a dream"

2018 Aug 9

Thibaut Courtois was presented before hundreds of fans who came to the Santiago Bernabéu to see the new goalkeeper of Real Madrid, the most expensive in its history after the 35 million euros that the whites have paid Chelsea for the Belgian.Dressed in a suit, a smiling Courtois signed his contract with President Florentino Pérez before leaving with a 25-minute delay to the Madrid stadium's box of honor, following a photo with the Merengue president and the 13 European Cups behind, a snapshot that he repeated with his family: their parents, their children and their siblings. After an extensive 'video-tribute' with his best stops, including some to Barça in this Champions League, Florentino Pérez took the floor to almost trace the speech he made with Odriozola. "We have an excellent squad", "Real Madrid will constantly seek to extend this stage of success in both sporting and economic", "we have a team with the best players in the world, from Spain, and our quarry, which must be our hallmark "," you come from a club friend "," today begins the biggest of your challenges in the most demanding club in the world "...Finally it was the turn for the former Atlético. Courtois read that "today I fulfill a dream". "You can not imagine how happy I am, because only those who know me really know how hard I have worked to get here. Reaching the best club in the world is a responsibility and a pride. I want to thank Real Madrid for the effort it has made and also to all the people who have intervened so that today I can be here because it has not been easy. In all my career I have given the best of me, my work and my feelings so that the result can always be the best. From today, here, in addition, I can put the illusion I had as a child when I dreamed that this moment could happen, with the admiration I had of those who stepped on the lawn of the stadium that I'm so keen to step on with the Real Madrid jersey. I have been a rival and I know what it is to face Madrid. Today I am one of yours, I am a Real Madridista, and I want to be at the height of what it means to wear this shield, its values ​​and the history it represents. Thank you all again, thanks to the president, thanks to my advisers, thanks to my family, my friends, especially the mother of my children, that even though we are not together you are very important to me, and also to my children that I am very happy to meet again with them, "he said before ending with a" Hala Madrid! "and jumping on the lawn of the Bernabéu to greet the fans.