Thibaut Courtois coy on Chelsea return

Courtois coy on Chelsea return
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On-loan Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois hints that he would not return to parent club Chelsea unless he was promised first-team football.

Thibaut Courtois has insisted that he would not be prepared to return to Chelsea unless he was guaranteed first-team football.

The 21-year-old has emerged into one of the best keeper in world football since joining Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid on loan in 2011.

As it stands, the Belgian will return to Stamford Bridge next summer, but he has hinted that he would be prepared to remain in Spain.

"I want to play. I don't want to be sitting on the bench. At Atletico I feel really good and they have allowed me to play in the Champions League," he told reporters at a press conference. "We won't know anything new until around March."

Courtois now believes that he is among the top five goalkeepers in world football.

Thibaut Courtois of Belgium throws the ball during the International friendly match between Belgium and France at the King Baudouin Stadium on August 14, 2013
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