Cillessen that he has goals in Orange ‘very fast’ was lost


Cillessen that he has goals in Orange ‘very fast’ was lost

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Jasper Cillessen has understanding for the choice of coach Danny Blind to pass it under the crossbar for the Dutch national team, but the 27-year-old goalkeeper is of the opinion that he more credit was earned.

“That I’m in Orange sitting on the bench is hard, I’m honest. It is also logical, because I play in FC Barcelona. But I found that I my place very fast was lost,” says Cillessen Saturday in the AD.

The 30-fold international made last summer switch from Ajax to FC Barcelona. At the current number two in the Primera Division is Cillessen, however, the second keeper, behind the German Marc-André Ter Stegen.

Due to his lack of playing time at FC Barcelona decided to coach Danny Blind, the former goalkeeper of NEC and Ajax at the beginning of september to pass under the bar in favor of Jeroen Zoet and Maarten Stekelenburg.

Cillessen had that choice of Blind not to see coming in the run-up to the practice game against Greece and the world cup kwalificatieduel with Sweden (both 1-1). “The matches I had best still be able to goalkeeping. I didn’t agree with that decision and that’s what I said.”


Despite the lack of playing time at FC Barcelona and Orange Cillessen not regret his transfer to Spain. The goalkeeper is in his first months in his own words is already a better keeper.

“The level is so much higher. If you are the pace on the training, then is that so terribly fast. The shots on goal are almost always between the posts, so pure, so precise. Therefore, there is a period of familiarization is needed before I can really a toss can do to the position of first keeper.”

Cillessen still don’t know how long he needs to adapt in Barcelona. “I keep that for myself. But I’ve come to first keeper to be. Here you need to set the bar high and I love it.”

FC Barcelona takes over the Saturday afternoon at 16.15 hours on against leader Real Madrid. The team of coach Luis Enrique must win at the Nou Camp to connect with the ‘Royal’.

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