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Ospina - My competition with Cech

When we last faced Paris Saint-Germain, we were indebted to David Ospina for his part in claiming a point in the French capital.

 
The Colombian goalkeeper was in inspired form, making a series of key saves to deny Edison Cavani before Alexis scored a late equaliser.
 
That performance laid a marker for Ospina in the Champions League, and he says his competition with Petr Cech has driven him to new heights.
 
“Yes, of course [I am proud of that display],” Ospina said. “Every match is different, though. We know we are facing a quality side on Wednesday, with very well-known players, so we have to do our job. We want to finish top of the group.
 
“We prepare ourselves to be fit and ready for every match in every competition, and when the coach picks you we want to show what we can do. I really want to give my all for Arsenal.
 
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“You have to show what you can do in training, you have to be very mentally tough. I compete with Petr Cech for the position, and we both want to play. So there is competition for places. It's important, that rivalry. 

 
“He's a very good goalkeeper. We're all familiar with how good he is. That allows me to have fierce competition so I work as hard as I can to play. As footballers, we want to play in every match, but you have to respect the manager's decision.”
 

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