Real chose the worst main goalkeeper

Real chose the worst main goalkeeper

Thibaut Courtois performance statistics makes Real management think of retrieving Andriy Lunin and kick themselves because of Navas’ departure.

Last summer, Thibaut Courtois deserted from Chelsea London. The Belgian willfully left the club camp and left for Madrid to speed up the process of signing a contract with Real. Ahead of the transfer window closure, he managed to return to the capital of Spain, where he previously defended Atletico colors and Chelsea urgently made Kepa Arrizabalaga the most expensive player in the world.

At the same time, Real signed perspective Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Lunin. Zorya’s ex-footballer  immediately went on loan to Leganes, where he spent the season, and then won the World Cup with the Ukrainian youth team. However, despite Lunin's regalia, the reliability of Keylor Navas over the past three seasons and the instability of Courtois, it was the latter who won a place in the starting line-up, trying to recoup the costs incumbent on his transfer.

This summer already, Lunin went on loan to Valladolid, where he has no gaming practice. Keylor Navas left for PSG, and Areola arrived at Santiago Bernabeu. But Courtois still does not justify the trust of the coach. In 43 matches for the Madridian giants, the Belgian conceded 59 goals. That is, each match he misses an average of 1.34 goals. At Chelsea, the figure was 0.98, while at Atletico it was 0.81. Keylor Navas was not the Messiah in this regard and missed an average of almost a goal per match (0.98), but he found Real in his prime at the first arrival of Zidane.

To a greater extent, these indicators also reveal problems in the defense of Real Madrid, which requires restructuring. Marcelo's injuries and the Nacho game on the left flank of the defense do not inspire confidence as do the Varane-Militao link in the center of defense. The climax of the match was the second round of the group stage of the Champions League. In the first half, the Belgian conceded twice from Brugge and Zidane replaced him during the break, citing the goalkeeper's dizziness. It was like this - it is extremely difficult to find out, but the fact that the line of defense and midfield of Real Madrid needs to be reformed is beyond doubt. Management should consider whether they really need Neymar and Pogba. If so, los Blancos will not go beyond marketing.