Courtois sends Barcelona taunt after Real Madrid win La Liga

Thibaut Courtois Real Madrid title celebration 2021-22Getty Images

Thibaut Courtois had some choice words for Real Madrid's arch-rivals Barcelona after the Merengue wrapped up La Liga's title with time to spare on Saturday.

Madrid were crowned champions thanks to a crushing 4-0 win over Espanyol, sending them 17 points clear of nearest challengers Sevilla with four games left to play.

While Barca did have a 4-0 thumping Clasico victory to celebrate towards the end of the season, they ultimately finish 2021-22 empty-handed, to the delight of the Blancos' keeper.

What did Courtois say about Barca?

"The key moment came after the Clasico," Courtois explained to Movistar+ following Saturday's victory.

"Some celebrated as if they had just won the title, that they had come back [to our level].

"But we kept our calm to beat Celta in a tough match and then Getafe, who are always difficult opponents.

"La Liga is a team effort. We all attack and defend. That day against Sevilla was crucial, coming back from 2-0 down when everybody thought we were on the floor and that killed our rivals a little."

Can Madrid clinch another Champions League?

While La Liga may be in the bag for Carlo Ancelotti, who became the first coach in history to complete a clean sweep of Europe's big five league titles, and his charges, the season is by no means over at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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On Wednesday Manchester City travel to the Spanish capital to play the second leg of the Champions League semi-final, having edged a 4-3 thriller in the Etihad Stadium to leave the tie wide open.

"We have had a great year and we hope to finish it off with the Champions League, let's see if we can play another final," Courtois added, while promising that Wednesday's clash would be a "tough match" for all involved.

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