THIBAUT COURTOIS is ready to take a penalty in the Champions League final — despite his mixed fortunes from the spot.
The Belgian keeper scored the winning kick for 切尔西 在一个 2015 pre-season shootout against Paris Saint-Germain.
But he also blazed one over the bar as Blues lost the 2017 Community Shield to 兵工厂.
这 皇家马德里 stopper, 30, is eyeing a first ever Champions League title having been on the losing side in 2014 with Atletico Madrid against their city rivals.
Ahead of Saturday’s Paris clash with Liverpool, 他说: “I wouldn’t be one of the first five, 当然. But maybe after, if you need to shoot you have to shoot.
“I don’t fear it. It is a moment to shine. I remember that in pre-season with Chelsea against PSG I scored one and in the Community Shield against Arsenal I missed one.
”[安东尼奥] Conte put me there because he knew I could shoot it well but obviously standing on the spot in an important moment is different.
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“We won one against Atletico Madrid in the Super Cup when I saved one penalty.
“This season I have stopped three. You study ahead. Hopefully it will not come to that but I will be ready.”
Real’s progress to the final has been defined by their remarkable and ridiculous knockout-stage comebacks.
Courtois was on the wrong end of a late Real turnaround — with that 2014 final seeing Atletico lead until Sergio Ramos struck on 93 minutes to level it before Real scored three in extra-time to seal a record TENTH title. They now have 13.
He knows there is a different feeling when others face Real in the Champions League. Courtois said: “You just have to see the games we played at home against Paris, Chelsea and Manchester City.
“The moment we equalise or make that goal, the reaction of the other team — you can see they know what can happen.
“That is what makes Madrid so special and why history talks so much about Real Madrid.
“After losing a final I know what it means to win. Hopefully I can have a lucky feeling.”