Wojciech Szczesny: Why goalkeepers are more prone to errors
Written by Renzo on October 25, 2010 15:15
With Lukasz Fabianski enjoying his best spell as an Arsenal goalkeeper, Polish colleague Wojciech Szczesny tried to explain why goalkeepers are more prone to errors than other players.
Speaking to Arsenal TV Online, the 20-year old explained how the fact that there is no one to make up for mistakes is the main reason. Contrary to strikers, who have midfielders and defenders to help them in case of mistakes, goalkeepers have no one and even a small mistake could lead to a conceded goal.
Szczesny also added how as the World Cup showed last summer, balls have changed as they can take strange trajectories which could be very tricky for a goalkeeper to deal with.
Arsenal goalkeepers have been criticised in the past but yet another fantastic performance from Lukasz Fabianski against Manchester City will hopefully ease the pressure on their goalkeepers as they still wait for Manuel Almunia to recover from injury.
On mistakes, Szczesny said:
I don’t think we are more prone to errors, I think it’s just a matter that if you make a mistake there is no one to make up for it.
If you’re a striker and you lose the ball you still got the midfielders, defenders and goalkeeper to make up for it but we can’t hide away even if we make mistakes, even a little one.
The balls are a factor as well because they really are crazy, they fly all over the place and you just cannot predict where it’s going although I’m not looking for excuses, if you make a mistake you have to deal with it.