Thibaut Courtois says he hopes Chelsea ‘reward’ him with a new and improved contract after declaring himself happy at the club.
The Belgian has blossomed into one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and has won two Premier League titles in three years since returning from a loan spell at Atletico Madrid.
“Contract talks haven’t opened but I am happy at Chelsea,” Courtois told Sky Sports. “I hope they reward me with a good contract, then there will be no doubt I will sign it.”
Chelsea lost the FA Cup final to Arsenal, but Courtois insists Arsenal’s controversial early opener should not have stood, adding that it left a bitter taste in his mouth given how crucial it turned out to be.
“It’s not a good feeling now,” Courtois told the official Chelsea website. “I had the same thing in Spain when I won the league and then lost the Champions League.
“We wanted to end on a high, now we feel sad. Winning is everything so this is hard to face but we have to try to forget it.”
“The first goal should never have been allowed – it was clearly a handball and then Ramsey was offside because he was interfering in play,” Courtois said.
“I think it was a handball even if it was maybe not deliberate. His hands were not in a natural position. At the start of every season they tell us the rules and now the hands were not where they should be.
“I think it should have been disallowed for that but not only that. If Ramsey was not in an offside position, I could go out and touch the ball but I had to stop because he was there.
“They gained momentum after that and they dominated. They could have scored one or two more and we have to accept that as well. We knew they would play well as they have the last weeks. We knew we would face a tough game.”