Thibaut Courtois isn’t the most popular ex-Chelsea player these days, to say the least, after his antics in the 2018 transfer window, but if there’s ever a time to reconsider our petty hates, it’s during a global pandemic.
So, here’s Chelsea’s former first-choice goalkeeper, and twice-winner of the Premier League, taking on Chelsea golden boy Callum Hudson-Odoi in a game of NBA 2K20. Courtois apparently does this regularly, inviting other footballers to play on his Twitch channel, so it’s not surprising that he ends up winning the game — though Callum, who starts and finishes terribly, does make it close until a back-breaking miracle shot by virtual Kawhi Leonard. (Courtois is apparently a Clippers fan.)
While this does continue the trend of Chelsea players being terrible at live-streamed video games, the reason to check out this video is more for the chat they have while playing.
This includes Callum talking about the home fitness regimen Chelsea have prescribed and him being fully fit now, and Courtois revealing that he and the rest of his Real Madrid teammates got their COVID-19 tests today (Sunday) ahead of the start of individual and small-group training this week.
They also both talk about their admiration for Didier Drogba, and Courtois tells the story of Steph “taller than he looks” Curry coming to Stamford Bridge once. And they touch on the biggest sports moment of the lockdown, The Last Dance documentary about Michael Jordan and the 1998 Chicago Bulls.
All in all, 10 minutes that’s worth your while, regardless of how you’re feeling about Thibaut Courtoisssssssssss...