Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has hit out at sectors of his side’s supporters, after the Blues were booed throughout their dour stalemate with Leicester City earlier today.
The Belgium international, whose future at Chelsea has been called into question over the past few months, criticised the attitude of some Blues supporters during and after the Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge. “It doesn’t help when the fans boo and whistle after each misplaced pass. We didn’t play well but that’s when we need the fans behind us,” the 25-year-old told Sky Sports.
Not only did he make his feeling towards the boo-boys known, but the world-class shot-stopper was also involved in somewhat ugly scenes outside the stadium, when a fan who was reportedly in a melee of supporters attempting to take selfies with the keeper tripped and fell over, and responding by kicking the Belgian’s luggage trolley in annoyance. Both club and player attempted to downplay the incident later, claiming no-one had been injured in the incident.
Still, Courtois’ comments are unlikely to endear himself to the Blues faithful as he still debates whether or not to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge that would make him the best-paid goalkeeper in world football. With Real Madrid said to be keen on acquiring the 25-year-old’s services, his future could very well be determined by whether or not Belgium and Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard also pens a new deal to remain at the West London club.