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Real Madrid keeper Courtois: People said I'd be humbled - it was the other way around

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says he does not get enough respect - having produced a stunning performance to deny Liverpool in the Champions League final.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper made several excellent saves, particularly in a first half the Reds dominated.

Vinicius Jr then scored the winning goal after the break for Real.

"I said that when Madrid plays finals, they win. I was on the good side of history," Courtois said.

"I saw a lot of tweets coming my way that I would get humbled today - it was the other way round."

Courtois emphasised Real's testing route to the Champions League trophy - they knocked out Paris St-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City on the way to the final.

"We beat some the best clubs of the world. City and Liverpool were unbelievable this season," he said. "They fought to the end in the Premier League, Liverpool won two cups and they were really strong.

"We played a great game today. We had one chance and scored it."

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