Real Madrid GK Thibaut Courtois: Barcelona Shouldn’t Be Named La Liga Champs

Real Madrid goalie Thibaut Courtois. Photo by Alex James/JMP/REX/Shutterstock

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois came out with a controversial take on the 2019-20 La Liga season in the case that play isn’t able to be resumed and the season isn’t completed.

Courtois, whose Real Madrid side stands two points behind FC Barcelona in the table after 27 matches, doesn’t see the Blaugrana as the league’s best team despite their advantage in the standings over Los Blancos.

“If they decide to stop the competition and Barcelona are named champions, I wouldn’t find it completely right.” There has been speculation that, due to the ongoing pandemic, Spanish soccer won’t be able to restart this season.

While France’s Ligue 1 decided to name Paris Saint-Germain champions after canceling the rest of the season, the situation is a bit different considering PSG’s substantial lead in the standings.

La Liga might have a difficult time naming Barcelona champions despite their lead in the standings. Courtois certainly doesn’t see them as being the stronger side after Real Madrid won and drew their two games against them this season.

The Spanish league will attempt to return to training next week and restart the league competition in June in an attempt to avoid the potential controversy that would come with ending the season early.