CHELSEA were fortunate to not lose by more in their 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup says the Blues promising goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
The 20-year-old Belgian had little to do in the Atletico goal against his employers as he continues to impress on his loan stint in Spain.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s current number one Petr Cech suffered an horrendous night, if not one of his worst since joining the club.
Courtois told Canal Plus: “Four-one against the Champions League winners is great and we could have won 6-1 or 7-1. I had a little work to do. [Diego]Simeone’s tactics were perfect. We played very well. We knew how to play and everything went very smoothly.”
The formidable Radamel Falcao ripped the Blues defence to shreds with a first-half hat-trick before Joao Miranda sealed the win with a 60thminute strike.
Gary Cahill grabbed a late consolation which did little to ease the pain on a disastrous night in Monaco.
Chelsea signed Courtois from Genk for £7.9million in July 2011 and the youngster was immediately loaned out to Atletico where he made 52 appearances and went on to win the Europa League.
Despite the impressive campaign, Courtois will remain with the Spanish club this season and continue to gain valuable first-team football.