Real Madrid News: Los Blancos slams anxiety reports around Thibaut Courtois and claims that the player is suffering from acute gastroenteritis.
Thibaut Courtois had a poor performance against Club Brugge in the second group stage match of the Champions League, as Los Blancos ended the match in a 2-2 draw.
Just at the half-time, Courtois was subbed off by Zinedine Zidane after his poor display and Alphonse Areola came on from bench to replace the Belgian International.
After the match, there were certain speculations that Courtois was struggling with anxiety attack. In no time, several reports claiming it surfaced online.
However, Real Madrid in an official statement has called those reports false and said that the Belgian International is not suffering from any anxiety.
Instead the club has claimed that Courtois has been diagnosed with acute gastroenteritis with dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Which made it impossible for him to complete the match against Brugge.
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— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) October 4, 2019
Real Madrid has further stated that the player has been treated according to the illness, and is responding well to the treatment. His further availability was not stated.
Thus, ending all the incorrect reports around his alleged mental health. The reports about Courtois went viral online, and fans all around gave their sympathies to him.
After Courtois was subbed off, Areola guarded the goal-post well and Real Madrid were able to make a comeback against the Belgian side, as the final score was 2-2.
It was Sergio Ramos, who broke the score for the Spanish giants. However, his goal was subject to an offside, but VAR prevailed the goal.
Further, Casemiro’s goal equalized terms with Real Madrid, making them earn a point, which proved to be a tough game from them. Even though Real Madrid ended the game in a draw, yet it was a poor performance by the Spanish giants considering the level of the opposition.