World Cup 2018: Belgium and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois wins golden glove for best keeper

BELGIUM and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois won the World Cup 2018 Golden Glove award for the best goalkeeper at the tournament.

Despite Tottenham No1 Hugo Loris captaining France to Jules Rimet glory, his howler for a Croatia consolation goal handed it to the Real Madrid target.

 Thibaut Courtois has told Chelsea to offer him a huge new contract especially after his World Cup class


Thibaut Courtois has told Chelsea to offer him a huge new contract especially after his World Cup classCredit: Reuters

The goalie has told Chelsea to make him a massive new offer after his impressive summer.

The keeper is clearly unhappy with the £200,000-a-week offer that has been on the table at Stamford Bridge since December but he has refused to sign.

Now, after Eden Hazard rocked Chelsea with the news he wants to quit, Courtois, 26, has waded in.

New boss Maurizio Sarri has only just been appointed as Blues manager and he clearly has plenty of issues to deal with.

 The Belgian goalkeeper has refused to sign a new £200,000-a-week deal


The Belgian goalkeeper has refused to sign a new £200,000-a-week dealCredit: Reuters

Courtois also revealed that all the Chelsea players were told by the board at the end of last season that Antonio Conte was definitely being sacked even though he only went on Friday.

Asked if he expects to remain a Chelsea player, Courtois, who joined the club in 2011, said: “I will be coming back, for sure, and I will see what they want – and how they say it.

“Obviously with what has happened at the World Cup, I think what was on the table is different than what I can have, maybe. In this World Cup, I have ignored all the speculation, all the rumours.

“But now in the next few days I will have a chat with my agent and see what Chelsea have told him and then we can talk. But I feel happy at Chelsea, it’s not that I necessarily want to leave.”

Courtois has proved to be arguably the best keeper in Russia.

He added: “I’m very happy with the team performance and I’m very happy with my own performances. I know this is my level, despite people calling me a bad goalkeeper but I think I proved a lot of people wrong and I know this is my level.”

Asked to explain his comments about being a bad keeper, despite praise in Russia, he clarified that he meant at Chelsea last season.

He added: “You know what I mean. Sometimes during a season, you can have bad luck. I remember at one time, I had made only a 50 per cent saving rate but that’s maybe because some goals are unsavable and people go too much blind on statistics, but this tournament I really felt well.

“The last one and-a-half-month at Chelsea, I performed at a high level and I felt I took this form with me and had a really good World Cup. To call me the best in the world, I don’t know. Jordan (Pickford) made some good saves against Sweden and Colombia, and Lloris made against us a very good one and also against Uruguay.

 Courtois helped Belgium to finish third at the World Cup


Courtois helped Belgium to finish third at the World CupCredit: Getty Images – Getty

“I don’t think you can decide on the amount of saves, I think if you did then I exceed everyone.

“But sometimes it’s just that one save that does it.

“The keeper I mentioned, Subasic as well, maybe all four were on a high level. That’s how you take a team to the highest level.”

Luka Modric won the player-of-the-tournament award after a sensational tournament with Croatia.

And Kylian Mbappe ran away with the young-player-of-tournament gong.

Thibaut Courtois does strange chin-touching during EVERY Belgian national anthem

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