Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed he doesn’t want to face any English side in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Chelsea and Manchester City are the only English sides left in the Champions League after Real Madrid saw off Liverpool with a 6-2 aggregate victory while Tottenham Hotspur lost to AC Milan 1-0 on aggregate.
The other sides left in the tournament are Bayern Munich, Benfica, AC Milan and Inter Milan.
Courtois, who won two Premier League titles with Chelsea, wants to avoid both Manchester City and Chelsea in the next round having played both in last year’s edition.
“I would like to change a bit,” Courtois said. “Last year we already faced City and Chelsea, let’s see if we play other teams this year.
“Last year we made it clear what character we have in the team, with comebacks, we earn respect, we show that Real Madrid is always there.”