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Real Madrid keeper Courtois: What I overhead Hazard say about next season...

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says Eden Hazard is determined to stay next season.

Hazard has endured two injury-plagued years with Real Madrid and has been linked with a move away ahead of the summer market.

But Courtois says: "I'm sure we got him back for the cause. I never got off his ship. I understand that he is doubted, because he hasn't given what is expected of him. The injury he suffered against PSG was a shame, because he was already reaching his level and that changed everything a little.

"With the operation that has been done now, I see him very well in training. If the problem has been resolved, he will be there. I heard him say: 'Next year is going to be my year.'

"That he feels like that is positive."

On the Champions League final against Liverpool, Courtois also told Universo Valdano: "It's a team that plays very well, has a lot of speed and presses very well. The difference is that it's a final, in a neutral stadium. It's incredible to be able to play those finals, in which everyone watches, even those who don't watch football.

"I'll stay calm, as always. You have that pressure, but not because there are more people. For me it's trying to make the same good games that I've made this season.

"We play for these games and these moments and hopefully win them. If you're not in here, you can't explain it. Liverpool have played two finals against Chelsea. They're a team with a different style, but in recent years they've always been up there."


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