Sporting boss praises Oblak

first_imgSporting Lisbon manager Jorge Jesus has hailed Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the world, ahead of their second leg in the Europa LeagueThe Slovenia international arrived at Portuguese side Benfica in the summer of 2010 at the tender age of 17 years old and, after four loan spells away from the club, Oblak became the first choice goalkeeper under Jesus himself after displacing regular number one Artur in the 2013/14 season.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…After keeping several clean sheets in his opening matches, Oblak was later named the Primeira Liga’s goalkeeper of the year and later sealed a €16m transfer to Atletico and has established himself at La Liga as one of the very best.“Oblak arrived at Portuguese football very young. He was 17 years old. He was at two clubs before he had the opportunity at Benfica. He worked [hard] during that time, I have no doubt that alongside Rui Patricio and some others he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. The Atletico supporters should be delighted to have him and his work.” said Jesus, according to Mundo Deportivo.last_img