Thibaut Courtois has hit out at La Liga for allowing Real Madrid’s game against Osasuna to go ahead despite the heavy snow.
Thibaut Courtois did not hide his frustrations at La Liga after Real Madrid were forced to play against Osasuna under harsh conditions.
The Pamplona region in Spain has been hit by an icy front since last week but Madrid was also hit by a freak snowstorm from Storm Filomena. Los Blancos even saw their trip to the El Sadar Stadium delayed by four hours.
While the pitch at Osasuna passed an inspection before kick-off, there were still patches of snow on the surface as the teams played out a 0-0 draw with snow falling during the game.
After the game, manager Zinedine Zidane slammed La Liga for letting the game proceed and Courtois also echoed his manager’s frustrations.
“I want to thank the people of Osasuna for having the pitch like this,” the goalkeeper said as quoted by The Independent.
“But it is unfortunate what La Liga have done to us. We know what the conditions were, and of course, we were able to play, but taking off with the frozen runway and now we can’t go home. We are human and not a show.”
“We have done what was asked, as if we didn’t come (to Pamplona) they would have docked three points from us. But I don’t think it’s safe, we aren’t puppets that always have to play.”
“We made the effort today, but we have to think about these trips and the logistics needed to return home.”
Courtois did not stop there and also repeated the message on his Instagram social media account after the game, saying ‘common sense’ should have been applied.
The result was a bitter blow for Madrid with the draw only good enough to take them a point behind rivals Atletico Madrid. A win would have sent them top.