Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says they could sense fear from Barcelona during last night’s Copa del Rey semifinal triumph.
Real shocked Barca 4-0 at the Nou Camp, with Vini Jr opening the scoring before Karim Benzema’s hat-trick. Real reach the final 4-1 on aggregate.
“In the Super Cup we didn’t play a good game, at home in the Copa we didn’t play well, in LaLiga we could have won the game here and we didn’t….” Courtois said.
“We were confident of winning and we finished very well, especially at the start of the first half because at 0-2 they got a bit scared.
“Lately we had lost Clasicos against them and we wanted to win, especially giving that image here with a 0-4 is important. We did very well.”
On Vini Jr’s late bust-up, the goalkeeper defended the Brazilian.
“He got a yellow and it would be a shame if he got a second yellow,” he added. “The players were looking for him, he says something…. Everyone starts to pick on him and look for that red card. We need the best ‘Vini’, like today.”