Zinedine Zidane praised the “phenomenal” Thibaut Courtois after Real Madrid took another step towards the La Liga title with a win over Deportivo Alaves.
Madrid kept a clean sheet for the fifth straight game, recording a 2-0 win on Friday to move four points clear of rivals Barcelona with three games remaining.
Zidane lauded Courtois, who made four saves in Madrid’s win as Karim Benzema netted a penalty before Marco Asensio’s second-half goal.
“He has a very big influence. He is our goalkeeper, what he is doing every game is phenomenal,” Madrid coach Zidane told a news conference, via AS.
“It is a matter for everyone when it comes to defending … today, he [Courtois] has been good for us with two or three stops, and then the strength of the entire team.
“We have to continue like this.”
Source: News update