Oblak saves games for us. Leo Messi wins games for you up front and in goal people can win games for you as well. Jan Oblak does that.
Jan Oblak is a Messi of goalkeeping
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone compared Jan Oblak with the superstar of Barcelona Leo Messi. After the goalkeeper’s exploits helped Atletico Madrid eliminate the winners of the Champions League holders Liverpool. Jan Oblak made a hand-to-hand show with several important salvations in the stunning 3-2 extra-time Atletico victory over Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday. The Reds were at the top for most of the last 16th-second stage – having 34 shots on goal. But they could neither move away from Atletico nor get better Oblak. As the guests secured a triumph for a total of 4-2 thanks to the breaststroke of Marcos Llorente and the late strike of Alvaro Morata. Considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world, Jan earned high marks from the head coach Simeone post-match.
He’s the best in the world
“We have a goalkeeper who is the best in the world, no doubt,” Diego said. “I’ve been talking about this for a while.” It’s like Barcelona that have a Messi. He solves games with his attacking game; Jan solves them with its salvation. – Llorente stepped off the bench to replace the disappointed Diego Costa, and Simeone added: – Llorente revolutionized the team. – I am very happy for the team and the club. It was a historic match against an extraordinary opponent with high intensity and a beautiful stadium. “They pushed and held, without us ever moving away from our plan, and with all our efforts, we succeeded.”
The English international Atletico Kieran Trippier explained that it is essential for the Spaniards to remain decisive before taking their chances of meeting. Liverpool is a fantastic side, and Trippier told reporters. – We needed to stay healthy in defense, keep in shape, and upset Liverpool. We knew that we would have a chance to break the press of Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah. We knew that we would get our opportunities, and it’s just about being clinically at those moments. “Next time, Atletico will play in La Liga at Athletic Club on Sunday when they look to rising from the sixth positions in the league standings.