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Courtois: I am one of the best in the world

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes he is among the best five players in the world in his position.

The Belgium international, 21, is enjoying a third consecutive loan spell in the Spanish capital after failing to establish himself ahead of Petr Cech at parent club Chelsea and has played a key role in the Rojiblancos sensational start to the new season.

"I am in my best form. And I feel that I am among the five best goalkeepers in the world," Courtois was quoted as saying by AS.

"I've grown a lot at Atletico, especially last season when we won the European Super Cup and the Copa del Rey.

"I've made great progress, especially in terms of speed, reflexes and experience.

"I want to play, I will not be sitting on the bench. At Atletico, I feel great and it allows me to play in the Champions League."

Courtois joined Chelsea from Genk in the summer of 2011, but he has yet to make his official debut for the Europa League holders. He has a contract with Jose Mourinho's side until June 2016.