Thibaut Courtois hasn’t had the first season at Real Madrid that he will have expected.

When at Chelsea the goalkeeper was unquestionable, with his position never really being in serious danger. It probably would have stayed that way had he decided to sign a new contract with the Stamford Bridge club, but he instead left Chelsea a year before his deal ran out.

That gave Real Madrid the chance to sign him for much less than they would have otherwise been able to. Courtois arrived, got in the team, and was part of a difficult season for the club, receiving criticism in the Spanish media.

When Zidane Zidane returned to Madrid, he quickly turned to Keylor Navas and Courtois, through a mixture of fitness and selection reasons, found himself out of the team much more than he will have liked.

He returned for the match against Rayo Vallecano at the end of April, which Madrid lost 1-0. The next match was a victory against Villarreal, but two goals were conceded. Then on Sunday he saw three go past him as Real Sociedad won 3-2.

Marca have given the goalkeeper a blank mark for his performance, and in a separate article they explain his future at the club isn’t in serious danger, but he must return to the level he showed with Chelsea and Belgium.