Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso is hoping Thibaut Courtois will stay with the Blues for the long-term
The Belgium international keeper has been linked with a summer move to Real Madrid.
Spanish Radio Station Cadena Cope reported that the keeper was like “crazy” about the possibility of moving to Real Madrid in the summer, however, it sounds like fake news.
“I really hope (Courtois doesn’t move to Real Madrid) because he is great goalkeeper and he is helping us every game,” Alonso told Onda Cero show Radio Estadio when asked about the rumours linking the Belgium international with a move to Real Madrid.”
Marcos has also been linked with a return to the Santiago Bernabeu in recently.
But he added: “Since I left there I have had no contact with the club and now I am very focused on Chelsea. We have a very important season ahead.”
“The team are playing very well. We have adapted very well to the idea of the coach and we hope to continue this way until the end of the season. We are training a lot and very well. The team has understood perfectly what the coach wants and we are proving that every weekend,” Alonso said while hailing the hard training sessions of Conte as the key behind their success.
“It is clear that not playing Europe is an advantage over other teams but we are training very well, and I think that’s the most important thing. That’s what is allowing us to stay free of injuries and play with almost the same eleven every weekend.
“It is not easy to bring the methods of a new manager to the Premier League. We are seeing that with Pep Guardiola and other new coaches. In the Premier League it is not easy to innovate (like Conte is doing with the 3-4-3). But we are doing things well, we train a lot and that is helping us.”