Chelsea under-performing goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has given a new hint over his future as he hopes to remain at the Stamford Bridge beyond the season.
The Belgian international was largely criticized by the Blues faithfuls for his role in their defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday, and he has been tipped to quit the club by the end of the season.
Real Madrid have been a longtime admirer of the goalie, but the Los Blancos are yet to convince the Blues with a mouthwatering offer to sanction his move out of Stamford Bridge
Madrid’s hope of signing the former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper in the summer was dashed last night as Courtois revealed to newsmen his desire to stay at the Stamford Bridge beyond this season.
In his pre-match conference ahead of their FA Cup quarterfinal clash against Leicester, Courtois revealed his plan to extend his contract which will expire by the summer of 2019.
The 26-year-old assured the club of his total commitment in their bid for a top-four finish by the end of the season. According to him via Standard Sports, there is no discussion to extend his contract with the club at the moment, but his commitment remains intact.
“Obviously there is no extension signed but I don’t think now is the moment to do it. I think it is better to wait until the end of the season. All I can say is I’m committed to Chelsea and also committed for next year,” he said.
Despite losing to the Blaugranas, Courtois believes his teammates must face Leicester City in the same manner they played against the La Liga giants if they want to emerge victorious over the Foxes when both teams lock horns on Sunday.
“We have to take the effort and commitment we showed against Barcelona into the match on Sunday. If we have that same level of commitment, we will win,” he noted.