Thibaut Courtois, the Chelsea goalkeeper, has revealed he has been studying how Harry Kane finishes in one-on-ones, ahead of Sunday’s Capital One Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur.
The free-scoring forward struck twice in the last meeting between the sides, Spurs’ 5-3 win on New Year’s Day, and that seemed to propel Kane’s season on to the next level.
Courtois has been studying his recent progress.
“Yeah, of course,” he said. “That’s what we do with all the videos and images you can watch nowadays. You try and analyse what they’re like more and more, but football is football and every game is different. Every time they come in front of you it can be
“I know [how Kane finishes] but I don’t have to say it now.”
Courtois also admitted that he has never taken part in a competitive penalty shoot-out, but added that the goalkeepers have been training along those lines should it come to that.
“Just one time for a friendly tournament with Atletico [Madrid], that was the only time I’ve been in a penalty shoot-out,” he said.
“We all work with the goalkeepers’ coach, we do our things in practice. We will be prepared if it’s going to penalties.”