Belgian star doesn’t think it would be “healthy” for Stamford Bridge to house two world class goalkeepers next season.
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has said that it would be ‘unhealthy’ for he and Petr Cech to be teammates next season.
Courtois joined Chelsea back in June 2011, but he has yet to play for the Blues.
The 22-year-old has spent the past three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid, where he has performed brilliantly, forging a reputation as one of the best stoppers on the planet.
Courtois will return to Stamford Bridge this summer and he is expected to be given the chance to compete with Cech, 32, for the number one spot.
However, having become accustomed to regular first-team football in Spain, Courtois has warned manager Jose Mourinho that he will not be happy unless he plays in the Premier League every week.
“The two of us want to play everything. Nobody will be happy to play in only the League Cup or FA Cup,” BBC Sport quote Courtois as saying.
“Things are unclear at the moment. I have the biggest respect for Petr Cech. He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, so I think putting him and me in the same team is not the healthiest thing in the world.”
Cech is currently recovering from shoulder surgery, while Courtois is preparing for Saturday’s Champions League final in Lisbon, between Atletico and city rivals Real Madrid.
Courtois will then switch his attention to the World Cup, where his Belgium side have been drawn in Group H, along with Algeria, Russia and South Korea.