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Szczesny "expected" a penalty save

Wed 03 March 2021 | 10:53

Wojciech Szczesny talks about the penalty he saved against Spezia and informs Juve "certainly need to improve so that we can play well for 90 minutes."

Juventus

 

finally earned a 3-0 triumph with Alvaro Morata, Federico Chiesa and Cristiano Ronaldo netting the goals, although Szczesny saved a stoppage-time Andrij Galabinov spot-kick.

“I expected him to take a fairly central penalty, so it was I guess quite an easy save,”

 

Szczesny

 

informed 

Sky Sport Italia

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“It was crucial we understood the importance of the moment. Even 1-0 or 2-0 is not a guarantee, so we had to keep on our toes and avoid conceding a goal that could’ve changed the game. I wanted to keep my teammates alert.

“Our second half was good, the first had a really slow tempo. It was also credit to Spezia for playing well, but we certainly need to improve so that we can play well for 90 minutes and not just 30.

“We definitely need to improve. We’re aware that we went through a rough period, but we play every three days and we need to understand the importance of this moment.”

Szczesny was questioned whether he sees himself in the current top five world goalkeepers.

“Thank you very much, but I wouldn’t dare make such an evaluation. I just do my work for Juventus and try to help the team win games. I leave the ranking to others.

“This is a fantastic group of players. With the arrival of the coach, we also have clear ideas. We might get them wrong sometimes, but the ideas are clear and there is this feeling of growth, although of course we need to do much better if we are to be competitive in Europe.”

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