That Courtois is one of the best goalkeepers on the planet, is something that the goal lovers already know. The Belgian goalkeeper and former Atletico de Madrid, currently playing at Chelsea, the team that has not finished making the season that was expected.
At the end of the match, the goalkeeper went through a mixed zone and spoke with the BBC Sport teammates. “This year I have been criticized unfairly, I have shown again who I am and why I am here,” he said.
As for the match itself, the Belgian stressed the good work of his team: “Our technical plan was great. We felt that it was our day. A dream of when I was a child playing a World Cup. “
And of course it was his day. The team and him as part of that group. And not only because of the individual and decisive actions, but also because of what he transmitted throughout the match every time the camera focused him; Solvency, determination, concentration, security, personality …
Seen the summary, several reflections raise that we would like to share with you:
INSTEP AND HEIGHT
In recent years we have asked and demanded that the goalkeeper must begin the game in short from the goal, situation that, in our point of view, must be trsined to have practice – tools. And also, must have the players for it. But knowing how to compete is also at a certain moment to give height to certain balls after the support – help and generate a dispute in the field center. We believe that the goalkeeper has to know the “when” he can come out playing. Courtois, in several situations of the party decides to give height to balls where he is exerted a strong pressure. On the other hand, in others where he will surely have mechanized this action, he ends up playing second line with the high side. But always being aware of the moment of the match and risk.
THE IMPORTANCE OF PAUSE – BODY ORDER
A concept that we have been talking about in many of our articles. Courtois is the clear example. Possibly his size and personality, help him to be more decisive when we have to “pigeonhole” him in this profile. But the certain thing is that during the match in all its defensive actions in goal it does not lose the location – reference of goal. Knowing to give the necessary space and time.