Courtois excited about Champions League

Thibaut Courtois is looking forward to Champions League football. Credit: PA

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who is on loan from Chelsea for a third season, is eager to fulfil a childhood dream when he makes his Champions League debut in tomorrow's home opener against Zenit St Petersburg.

The Belgium international will get the chance to test himself against Europe's elite after the 21-year-old played a major role in helping Atletico finish third in La Liga last term.

"I have wanted to play in the Champions League since I was young and I am especially enthusiastic to play in this competition with Atletico," Courtois said on the club's official website,