Thibaut Courtois praises Toby Alderweireld

Courtois praises Alderweireld
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Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois praises the club's new signing Toby Alderweireld.

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes that Toby Alderweireld is "a great signing" for the Spanish outfit.

The Belgian defender, who had been linked with a move to Liverpool, joined Atletico on a long-term contract from Ajax on Monday.

"He will be a great signing. He is a strong centre-back, burly and he can also act as a right-back. He is going to be a very interesting player for our squad," Courtois told reporters at a press conference.

"The increased competition for places? We must all fight for a spot. We train for that. There is competition for everyone, including Miranda and Godin, as the season will be very long and to have a balanced workforce is essential."

Courtois is currently in his third loan spell at Atletico from Chelsea.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone on the touchline against Rayo on August 25, 2013
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