THIBAUT COURTOIS has revealed he decided to join Real Madrid in March - and missed Chelsea training because he did not want to be a "toxic" influence. This is Courtois’ explanation: "It makes me feel sad, they don't know all the truth. In March, the decision was already made and I thought the club would accept it. Then because the transfer was close, I didn't show up [to training] because I thought it was better to not disturb the team, the squad. I thought if I did go there, I didn't want to be toxic." Courtois added: "I said there was not enough quality at Chelsea. I never meant that.
I just said that maybe in training it was a little bit faster [at Real] but also the quality of Real Madrid, but that's not saying that Chelsea doesn't have quality. I had a chance to go back to Spain, to go back closer to my kids and that was an important thing for me. Today's media is all about those quotes and clickbait titles, but it's OK.
I know a lot of Chelsea fans will understand my decision and I wish them the best and I'm happy to see they won their first four games and I hope they can go on and win the league." #instafootball #instaphoto #football #photo #home #chelseafc #chelsea #cfc #hazard #transfer #league #club #shirt #january #team #morata #ampadu #premier #rumours #fan #weareblues #signedchelsea #follow4follow #followforfollow #like4like