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‘You feel safe with Cech or Ospina’

By Lloyd Webb

Hector Bellerin says playing with David Ospina and Petr Cech makes him “feel safe” in defence.

The Spaniard has been impressed with the two goalkeepers this season, and says the competition between them pushes them to improve.

"As a defender you still have the pressure that you can make mistakes, even though you are confident the ball has to go past one of these world-class goalkeepers,” Bellerin told Arsenal Player.

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"You still have that kind of pressure, but for example when you see a striker go one v one against the goalkeeper, you feel much safer when you have one of them in goal.

"That’s what you want as a world-class team, because you never know if there is going to be injuries and there is always going to be rotation as there are so many games in the year. We’re really lucky to have both goalkeepers that we have, and whenever they are called upon they give 100 per cent.

"We are really lucky to have [Petr], and David had a great year before he came. It is good for David to learn from a goalkeeper like Petr because he has loads of experience. David still has a long career [to come], and right now I think it is great because that competition is going to make him get better."

 

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