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Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois blasts Simeone: He does it to be popular

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has hit out at his former Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone.

Simeone questioned Courtois' Goalkeeper of the Year award won last month, citing that he played better for Atletico but won no such recognition with them.

Following Madrid's narrow win over Rayo Vallecano, Courtois responded: "Simeone criticises Madrid so as to be popular with his fans.

"He always does it, attacks Madrid for being the best in the world."

Real teammate Luka Modric also stated: "I have great respect for Simeone and the players and supporters of a great club like Atletico, when they are victorious, we congratulate them sincerely, but it's not fair that our successes are reduced to constant populist jibes."

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