Ancelotti: Lunin had a fantastic season, Courtois is the best goalkeeper in the world, and we plan to provide practice to Kepa

The Italian praised his team’s entire goalkeeping department

Mentor Real Madrid Carlo Ancelotti before the 36th round match La Liga With Alaves spoke about the personnel situation among goalkeepers, highlighting in turn the best qualities of all three team goalkeepers – Andrey Lunina, Thibaut Courtois And Arrizabalaga caps.

“Andrey Lunin had a fantastic season, he helped us a lot, I have to take that into account. But we also have Thibaut Courtois – he is the best goalkeeper in the world when he is at his best. We also have Kepa, who we plan to let play as well.”

“Who will play in the Champions League final? I will decide this a week before the match.”

It was previously reported that Blancos head coach Carlo Ancelotti intends to release Courtois in the final match of the Champions League. Club president Florentino Perez also believes that the Blancos squad will be more balanced with Thibaut present. Real Madrid goalkeeping coach Luis Llopis believes the Belgian will play in the Champions League final if he is in his best shape.

The final decision will be made after the completion of La Liga matches with Alaves, Villarreal and Betis, where the Belgian will receive match practice. If Courtois’ performance does not raise doubts among the coaching staff, then Thibault will also make it to the Champions League final.

In total, Lunin has already played 30 matches for Los Blancos this season, 12 of them to zero, and missed 28 goals. His four saves helped Ancelotti’s side beat Bayern Munich 2-1 and reach the Champions League final. Courtois played only two matches (both clean sheets), missing almost the entire season due to a knee injury.

In the 2023/2024 Champions League final, Real Madrid will play against Borussia Dortmund, which beat PSG on aggregate. The Champions League final will take place on June 1 in London.

Blancos clinched the La Liga title ahead of schedule. The game with Alaves will take place tomorrow, May 14.

Source: Sportarena

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