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Courtois defends under fire Barcelona

Thibaut Courtois, Real Madrid
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Thibaut Courtois believes the criticism that Barcelona get is unjustified as they are right behind Real Madrid in the title race.

Real Madrid recorded their eighth draw of the season against Celta Vigo last night as they managed to cling on at the top of the table with only a point advantage from the second-best Barcelona.

Thibaut Courtois, who recently won the La Liga Player of the Month for January, had a bittersweet feeling after the match.

Courtois praised his side for their past results but expressed his disappointment after losing two crucial points at home.

“We’ve lost two points, but it’s true that they are two goals with a lot of class from them. What we’ve done over the past few months won’t change because we drew today,” he said as per Marca.

“Two points have escaped which is worth a lot, especially at home.”

The Belgian also went on to comment on the recent performances of their rivals Barcelona. Courtois reminded that Barca are keeping up with Real Madrid while dismissing claims that they are encountering a poor spell.

“What they say about Barcelona being bad is a thing from the press,” Courtois added.

“They are winning games, they’re a point behind and will come to the Bernabeu with all guns blazing.”