Regarding Real Madrid’s 4-0 loss against FC Barcelona in La Liga 2021-22, Thibaut Courtois recently said in an interview with El Capitan that the result was nothing but a mere “fluke.” The Belgium player believes that his side’s performances this season prove that their Clasico demolition wouldn’t have happened any other day or place and it was all a matter of pure luck.
“It was a veritably bad night, but we recovered snappily because you should not have to suppose too important about defeats. I am disappointed, of course, but I suppose it was clear that there’s an ahead and after that defeat. Still, it was a fluke if you look at our results and our performances,” said Courtois.
The Los Blancos were thrashed on home soil last month, with a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang double and goals from Ronald Araujo and Ferran Torres putting the game beyond doubt in just 50 minutes.
However, after the humiliating defeat, Real Madrid has won back-to-back matches against Chelsea and also defeated two La Liga opponents rather convincingly. Also, 11 days before the Barcelona game Real Madrid won the match against PSG courtesy of a Karim Benzema hattrick.
“It was a wonderful dream. After the first leg, few fans believed we could qualify, but we did it. It was one of those many nights when I feel lucky to play for Madrid,” Courtois was seen commenting after the Barcelona match.
The High Road ahead for Real Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti’s team, Real Madrid, is still 12 points clear at the top of La Liga with seven games left to play and on course to secure the title. The Los Merengues will take on the Sky Blues, Manchester City in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22, with the first leg taking place in Manchester, England on April 26, 2022.
As far as La Liga is concerned, Real Madrid will encounter the third-placed Sevilla on Sunday, where they will be looking forward to extending their lead to 15 points over them.