As the UEFA Champions League final approaches, anticipation and excitement are mounting. This year’s final will see Manchester City and Inter Milan battling it out for Europe’s most prestigious club trophy.
While it could have been a Real Madrid-Inter Milan showdown, the defending champions fell hard in the semifinals, losing 5-1.
With just a few weeks to go before the big game, Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois has revealed which side he’s rooting for in this season’s clash of the titans.
The Belgian goalkeeper is supporting his fellow countryman, Romelu Lukaku, over Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne. Both players are prominent members of the Belgian national team alongside Courtois.
In a recent interview with PrimeVideo, Courtois expressed his support for Lukaku, saying, “I hope Lukaku wins the UCL. Obviously, it’s him against Kevin [de Bruyne], but I’ve known Romelu a bit longer. I have a lot of respect for him.”
Courtois and Lukaku have a long history together, having played at Chelsea and sharing many memorable moments on the international stage.
While Courtois and de Bruyne also have a strong bond (you know it very well), it’s the connection with Lukaku that has the Real Madrid shot-stopper backing Inter Milan in the final.
Lukaku has enjoyed a fruitful season since returning to Inter, netting 13 goals, with three of those coming in the Champions League. On the other hand, de Bruyne has had a phenomenal campaign, contributing to an astonishing 38 goals for Man City.
Thibaut Courtois Backs Lukaku in Champions League Final
As the final looms, the odds favor de Bruyne’s Manchester City, who are chasing an impressive treble this season. But the Champions League has a habit of producing fairy-tale endings, and Lukaku’s Inter Milan will be hoping to pen their own story in this year’s final.
Will Courtois’ support for Lukaku be a decisive factor, or will de Bruyne’s dazzling form propel Manchester City to victory? The stage is set, and the football world is eagerly waiting to see which Belgian superstar will emerge as the hero in this epic encounter.