Thibaut Courtois charged against Diego Simeone regarding Cholo's statements to take the merits of the Real Madrid players who won the best prizes. "He says things to generate populism in his hobby," said the Merengue goalkeeper.
The Belgian, who was led by Argentine coach at Atletico Madrid, stressed that "this is football and you have to respect all opinions". However, he added: "The vote had closed in June and I was playing for Chelsea. It's not fair that you despise me.
With regard to the position of Simeone, the goalkeeper was resounding. "I've spent three years with him and when you fight against Real Madrid or big teams, he declares so.á To offend me, you have to do a lot.á It does not bite us.á I know how this world is and I know my merits."
Courtois's words were added to those of Luka Modric, who also reacted against Cholo. "It is not fair that our achievements are reduced to their populist theses," said the Croatian midfielder who won the Golden Ball.