Sheffield United added Robin Olsen to their ranks over the summer and now his teammate John Egan has been quick to heap the praise on the shot-stopper, telling the Blades official Twitter account that the club are ‘lucky to have him.’
The club have bounced back from a relatively rocky start to the season and have started to pick up some solid results that have seen the Blades reach 14th in the table. One of the reasons they have performed well is down to Olsen, who has already bagged a clean sheet despite featuring in just five games for his new side.
He’s been a regular at Roma in Italy, has featured for Cagliari in the same league and even has match experience at Premier League level with Everton to boot. Add in his showings for his country – with the player most recently picking up two clean sheets in two games for Sweden – and you can see why Sheffield United were eager to add him to their squad over summer.
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Now, his new teammates John Egan has spoken out about the goalkeeper and heaped the praise on him, claiming that the Championship outfit are ‘lucky to have him.’
He said: “He’s a really experienced keeper, number 1 for his country. He’s been brilliant since he came through the door and we’re lucky to have him.”
Olsen hasn’t been given the chance to feature in every single game for his new club yet but he is steadily making his mark and adapting to the new league that he finds himself in. If he continues to go from strength-to-strength and can emulate some of the performances for his country for the Blades, then he could become a key member of the team for them this season.
Robin Olsen has more than enough experience and knowhow to be able to become a good goalkeeper at Championship level. If given the chance for the Blades, he could certainly become an important member of their side and the number one shot-stopper at the club.
He’s shown over the international break how solid he can be in-between the sticks and if he can do similar with Sheffield United, they would be desperate to keep him at the club. He could start by being given the chance in his club’s next fixture this weekend – and if he can pick up a clean sheet, that would be a great start for the player.