The Belgian made a superb save to deny Alexander Isak in the most exact chances for the game.

Real Madrid can score goals

Among the top players at Real Madrid against Real Sociedad on Sunday was goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who spoke after the game to reassure fans that the team’s attacking players would produce the goods in the coming campaign. The Belgian made a superb save to deny Alexander Isak in the most exact chances for the game. “We can score goals, you watch it in practice and against Getafe in the preseason friendly at Valdebebas, but sometimes it doesn’t come off,” Courtois noted. Real Sociedad are a good team; Speaking of the game, Courtois expressed his happiness with a defensive performance. “We are happy with the organization of the team,” he said. “We did not miss a lot of chances; the problem is to score goals and the last pass, that just won’t come off. We didn’t have many possibilities, but we created the danger.”

He believes that when the goals aren’t flowing, Los Blancos’ defence is even more critical. “If we don’t score a lot of goals, we have to look to stay organized and not concede goals because we almost always have the best players,” added Courtois. “Karim Benzema scores. It didn’t happen today, but it’s important to keep clean sheets and keep playing as we have since the lockdown.” The shot-stopper also highlighted the fact that Real Madrid had a short and atypical preseason.” You can’t forget that Real Sociedad have been training for longer than we did,” Courtois analyzed.” It is their second game, and we played with a very high rhythm, with a good match. We can be happy with the game, except that we didn’t score.” Courtois kept his first clean sheet of the season, winning the Zamora Trophy in LaLiga in 2019/20.