Watford’s Ben Foster has sympathy for Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech after Cech struggled with playing the ball out of the back.
Foster claims that it is very difficult for a veteran goalkeeper to change his game suddenly, which is what Cech has been asked to do, when coach Unai Emery has made him to an active past in the Arsenal passing game.
Cech’s struggles almost cost his team in matches against Manchester City and Cardiff City, although he has looked solid in other instances.
“Cech is one of the best goalkeepers the Premier League has seen but that really is not his game,” Foster said, according to BBC’s Radio 5 Live. “His strong points have always been being big and commanding and making saves, but the way football is going now, you almost have to be one of those Ederson type of goalkeepers. It’s going to take some time to get used to and I do feel sorry for him.”
“He has experience. He is intelligent. He is doing what we want,” Emery said. “It’s very important for me to continue doing this and to keep improving.”