Thibaut Courtois is of course Real Madrid’s number 1 goalkeeper. However, the Belgian star suffered an ACL injury in August and was out of action until the end of the season.
Real quickly asked to borrow Kepa Arrizabalaga from Chelsea. The Spain international was expected to start until November, but suffered a muscle injury that kept him out of action for a month. And backup goalkeeper Andriy Lunin was used. Lunin had great performances to convince Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian strategist continued to choose Lunin after Kepa returned. However, Kepa was given the start in Real Madrid’s final match of 2023 against Alaves.
Now, El Partidazo de Cope say Ancelotti will make a decision in the coming days, see who is Real’s number one goalkeeper, before informing both players.
It could be said that Lunin was more impressive in his appearances, but Ancelotti still regularly mentioned Kepa in the media throughout the season.
Minh Tuan | 09:16 December 29, 2023