Thibaut Courtois blames Santiago Bernabeu pitch for poor Real Madrid attack

Thibaut Courtois. On Wednesday night, Real Madrid battled to a victory over RB Leipzig that was ultimately comfortable, defeating the German team with two goals in the closing 20 minutes.

Even though he acknowledged it had been a tense contest, manager Carlo Ancelotti was satisfied with his team after the game.

Thibaut Courtois, his goalkeeper, was a little harsher in his assessment of the game. The Belgian attributed some of that, in an interview with Movistar+ through Sport, to the Santiago Bernabeu pitch.

We had a lot of difficulties today, and Leipzig is a fantastic squad. The pitch’s condition made it difficult for us to play football during the first half.

We didn’t pose much of a threat, but we took advantage of the few opportunities we did have. The boss adjusted things at the break. These games are crucial to win, and by defeating Shakhtar [Donetsk] in a double duel, you have already qualified.

With Shakhtar being their closest challenger with four points, Los Blancos are already mathematically qualified with two victories.

Speaking to Movistar+ again through Mundo Deportivo, Director of Institutional Relations and club spokesperson Emilio Butragueno concurred that the pitch was subpar.

“The grass is from Extremadura, and temperatures there were very high. Although the grass has had a difficult time adjusting, things will get better soon.

The crew at the Bernabeu will have approximately three weeks to fix the problems with the grass before any more games take place there because their next game is away at Atletico Madrid, followed by an international break.


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