Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says the players are desperate for silverware.
Los Blancos will take on Athletic Club in the Supercopa de Espana final in Saudi Arabia on Sunday evening, which is the first opportunity of the season to lift silverware this season.
“The coach is going to motivate us a lot in the pre-match talk. Everyone knows that we’re playing in a final, that we want to win it, and that’s what he says, we don’t need to motivate ourselves; we’re playing for a trophy,” Courtois said in Saturday’s pre-match press conference.
“Last year we didn’t win anything and we are very hungry to win [some silverware]. The coach has to be someone who manages the team well and motivates you to win, and that’s what the boss does.”
Courtois understands that is not going to be an easy game against Marcelino’s Athletic side, as he made clear during the press conference.
“It’s going to be a difficult game, they played in three finals last year,” he said.