Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could be forced to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer due to his recent comments after the Blues 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United.
The goalkeeper was offered a contract extension last month but he hasn’t make any decision whether to put pen to paper or to return back to Spain where his family reside.
Having seen his side lost to Manchester United last Sunday, Courtois revealed his frustration with his teammates for conceding so easily. According to him, they conceded the first goal in the same manner with which they conceded against Barcelona in last week’s Champions League last-16 first leg tie.
In an interview with Play Sports, a Belgian TV Channel, Courtois admitted that they shouldn’t have lost the game against the Red Devils but they lost possession of the ball too easily and they were made to chase the game throughout the second half of the encounter.
He said: “After our goal, we conceded a counter-attacking goal just like last Tuesday but in the second half we had less of the ball.
“But even then we should never have lost this match.
“If you do not do the small things well in top matches, you lose, which is what happened.”
Courtois further questioned Conte’s tactics when he subbed off his compatriot during the course of the game. Despite Eden Hazard impressive display in the game, Conte looked dissatisfied with the Belgian performance and he took him off in the 73rd minute. According to Courtois, Eden Hazard ought to have been left on the pitch till the end of the game because he could have influenced the game with his tricky runs and creativity.
Conte, during his post-match conference revealed the reason behind his decision to substitute the Belgian playmaker. He told reporters that Hazard look so tired in the closing stage of the game.