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Ospina - Nobody gives an inch in England

David Ospina is enjoying the physical nature of the Premier League because “nobody wants to give an inch”.

The Colombian goalkeeper has impressed in recent weeks, keeping clean sheets in his last three appearances.

One of those came in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory at Manchester City, and Ospina has praised Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny for their part in settling him into the team.

"[As a goalkeeper] you try to help the team by giving them confidence from the back and keeping a clean sheet"

“They’ve helped a lot,” Ospina told Arsenal Player. “They’re great players and great people. That has really helped me.

“They’re very experienced players. We hope to keep winning, keep learning every day and keep making the most of the opportunities we get.

“[As a goalkeeper] you try to help the team by giving them confidence from the back and keeping a clean sheet.

“Having said that, not conceding is a group effort, and I think the team did extremely well in that regard against City. From the defenders right through to the strikers, we all worked hard to win the ball back, and that was very important in terms of getting the result.

“English football is very direct. You have to be focused for the entire 90 minutes because you can score or concede at any moment.

“The football here is really physical and nobody wants to give an inch – that’s what I think makes this great league so exciting and special.”

 

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