Real Madrid goalie, Thibaut Courtois has sent a tribute to his Arsenal counter-part,Petr Cech following his announcement to hang gloves at the end of the season.
The 36-year-old Cech took to his social media account earlier today to declare he will be retiring his playing career after 15 years experience in the Premier League with Chelsea and Arsenal.
Cech was Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper for 10 seasons at Stamford Bridge before Courtois returned from loan at Atletico Madrid in 2014.
Following Cech’s decision to retire this season, Courtois has rained praises on his former team-mate saying the former Czech Republic international is an ‘exceptional example’ to other goalkeepers.
Thibaut Courtois wrote on twitter: “Thank you Petr Cech for your help during my first year in Chelsea.
‘‘Congratulations on your amazing career!
‘‘You were an exceptional colleague, friend and example for me personally and for all us, goalkeepers. Good luck in the future!’’