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Thibaut Courtois keen not to repeat Chelsea's 2015-16 season

Goal.com logo Goal.com 26-07-2017

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Chelsea custodian Thibaut Courtois is desperate to avoid a slump this season like what happened the season after they won the Premier League in 2014/15.

The Premier League champions won the trophy at the end of the 2014/15 season also, under the guidance of Jose Mourinho. However, a shambolic start to the 2015/16 season which was marred by controversies meant Mourinho was sacked by December and the Blues finished a lowly 10th in the league.

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Chelsea bounced back from that campaign by romping home to the title last season and their goalkeeper is not in any mood to slack off.

Speaking to Goal after Chelsea's pre-season loss against Bayern Munich on Tuesday in Singapore, Courtois said, "Obviously we don’t want to repeat that. We're just focusing on improving and working hard to keep ourselves at the top.

"We need to put in hard work in training and hopefully we will have another great season."

The big Belgian was pleased with what he saw of Spanish striker Alvaro Morata during his cameo appearance in the game and expressed hope that his goals will go a long way in ensuring Chelsea enjoy a good season.

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"I think he (Morata) just spent a few days with the team. He has to learn our way of playing but I think he came in very well," Courtois evaluated. "He was dangerous. We saw some of his ability.

"So he is a very good striker and he will score a lot of goals for us."

Chelsea lost the game 2-3 to the German champions and Courtois felt that their poor start to the game was what cost them.

"We didn’t start as well in the first half. I think the three goals were a bit too easy. But after that in the second half we got a bit better," he said before adding, "We scored two goals so. We came back better but the first half was not good enough from ourselves."

Chelsea next face Serie A side Inter Milan on July 29th at the National Stadium in Singapore as part of the ongoing International Champions Cup (ICC).

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