Courtois wants Cech to stay at Chelsea

The Belgium international has usurped his team-mate as Jose Mourinho's No.1 goalkeeper but still feels that he has plenty to learn from the veteran at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois hopes that Petr Cech will stay at the club despite being usurped as the Blues' No.1.

Courtois was handed a start in Monday's 3-1 win at Burnley, with the Czech relegated to watching from the bench, and manager Jose Mourinho has given the veteran no guarantees for the rest of the season but did say that the Belgian had done enough to retain his place.

The former Atletico Madrid loanee wants to remain first choice but feels that he has plenty to learn from the 32-year-old, though Goal understands that Paris Saint-Germain are ready to make the first move in pursuing him.

"Do I want Cech to stay? Of course. In training I can still learn from him because he has a lot of experience - he can give me good tips about the Premier League, things I might not know from the start," Courtois told reporters.

"For the team [it] is better for us to have two good goalkeepers. I don't have a problem if he stays. Hopefully I can play well and stay in the team."

Mourinho had remained tight-lipped throughout the pre-season when quizzed about his goalkeepers and the Portuguese tactician waited until an hour before his team's league opener at Turf Moor to tell Courtois that he was starting.

"The manager told me an hour before the game. It was nice because I came here obviously to play," the Belgium international remarked.

"I know that Petr is a great goalkeeper so there is a lot of competition but, when you come back from a successful loan, you hope to play. Otherwise, it would maybe have been better for me to go to another team."

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