The Real Madrid and Belgium goalkeeper gave his verdict on where he stands amongst the world’s finest in 2020.
Thibaut Courtois has played down the prospect of him being the world’s greatest goalkeeper, insisting he lies amongst four other shot-stoppers as the best in an intriguing top five list.
The 28-year-old rates Manuel Neuer, Jan Oblak, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Alisson Becker, and himself as five of the best keepers on the planet.
“I don’t like to say that,” Courtois told Belgian outlet Sporza when asked if he considers himself the best.
“I think I am among the best, along with Neuer, Oblak, Ter Stegen, Alisson…goalkeepers tend to have phases.
“At any given moment, one is unbeatable, then it’s someone else. We all have different qualities.”
Courtois has been between the posts at Real Madrid since 2018 upon completing a €35m transfer from Chelsea.
The former Atletico Madrid star initially rotated with Keylor Navas in goal before Zinedine Zidane ultimately favored him as his first-choice, resulting in the latter’s departure for Paris Saint-Germain last year.
Courtois is set to make his 100th appearance for Real Madrid in Wednesday night’s La Liga trip to Elche.