Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has wished his former team-mate Gareth Bale the best of luck at Spurs but also took a cheeky dig at the North Londoners in the process.

Courtois spent four seasons at Tottenham’s London rivals Chelsea before moving to Madrid in the summer of 2018.

The Belgian international shared the dressing room with Bale for the last two years, a period where the Welshman struggled for regular first team football after having a tense relationship with Zinedine Zidane.

However, the 31-year-old looks to have made a good impression on Courtois, with the Real Madrid goalkeeper labelling him a ‘great player’.

Courtois was part of a number of fierce London derbies during his time in South West London and it looks like the former Chelsea man’s dislike of the Lilywhites has not gone away.

When asked about Bale’s relationship with Zidane and about his move to Tottenham, he told El Larguero (as relayed by The Daily Mail): “What Bale talked about with the coach is personal.

“I don’t know what he thought, but then they are decisions that each one makes.

“I had a good relationship with Gareth and I wish him the best of luck this year, even if he’s not playing for the good London team.

“He is a great player.”

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