The goalkeeper believes Carlo Ancelotti's side had more creativity in attack with the Germany international in the side but admits he is relishing Saturday's derby.

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes the departure of Mesut Ozil to Arsenal has weakened Real Madrid.

The Germany international opted to leave the Santiago Bernabeu side for the Premier League giants this summer in a £42 million deal following the signings of Isco and Gareth Bale.

Courtois feels Madrid should have done more to hold on to the 24-year-old as he feels they are missing an extra edge in attack after his departure.

"Without Ozil Madrid lack a certain quality in their game" Courtois told AS.

"Ozil had tremendous vision in playing the final pass between the lines and opening up the game although it is true that they have others."

The Belgium international then went on to stress that last season's Copa del Rey final win over Real Madrid has helped ease the pressure off Atletico ahead of Saturday's derby at the Santiago Bernabeu.