Goalkeeper texted Chelsea’s management team after Thibaut Courtois injury
Chelsea goalkeeper Marco Amelia has revealed how his move to the club came about, and he admitted it was him who made the first move following Thibaut Courtois’ injury.
The Belgium international suffered a knee injury which resulted in him having surgery and being ruled out until the New Year, leaving Chelsea with just Asmir Begovic and reserve ‘keeper Jamal Blackman.
Jose Mourinho admitted that the club was in dire need of a new goalkeeper to cover for Courtois‘ injury, but he knew that it had to happen as soon as possible rather than in January.
Amelia was a free-agent after he left AC Milan in 2014, and the Italian has admitted it was him who made first contact after hearing about their ‘keeper crisis.
Amelia Opens Up
He said: “I am a lucky man because after the injury to Thibaut Courtois, I sent a message to Jose Mourinho’s staff to ask if they need a goalkeeper.
“And he (Mourinho) called me and said, ‘Marco, come here and train with us and then we will decide about you’.
“Then the club called to give me a contract so now I am staying here and I am very happy.”
Amelia was on trial with Chelsea for a couple of weeks, and then he was announced as an official player on a short-term deal.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt