Thibaut Courtois used social media to deliver his own message after his plaque was taken from Atletico Madrid’s path of legends outside the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
With his saves in the Champions League final against Liverpool, the Real Madrid goalkeeper earned man-of-the-match honors and led Los Blancos to victory.
“Hala Madrid,” Courtois captioned a photo of himself holding the Champions League trophy and MVP medal on Twitter.
His contentious remarks
During a news conference prior to the final versus Liverpool, Courtois stated that he is “currently on the good side of history.”
When Atletico Madrid fell to Real Madrid in the 2014 Champions League final in Lisbon, the Belgian international was in goal.
The statement of Madrid’s mayor
Courtois’ comments following Real Madrid’s triumph in Paris were not forgotten by Madrid mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida, who is an Atletico fan.
“On the bright side of history, it was also us in Lisbon who wept with you,” Martinez-Almeida added.
On Courtois’ plaque, Cerezo
Enrique Cerezo, the president of Atletico Madrid, replied on Monday to some supporters’ request to have Courtois’ plaque removed.
“If you want to take down Courtois’ plaque, get an axe and a shovel and take it down,” Cerezo said.