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Emi: "We defended well, we'll take the point and look forward"

Goalkeeper runs the rule over second straight clean sheet

10 February 2019

Emi Martínez says the Royals can take heart from a positive point away at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon.

The goalkeeper made a string of crucial saves in the first half to keep the scores level at Hillsborough, before a better attacking showing in the second period put the hosts under pressure.

It stayed goalless on the day, however, with Martínez and his defenders keeping a second clean sheet in as many weeks.

On the Reading performance, our Arsenal loanee said: "We knew it was going to be difficult today, it's a difficult ground, windy, it was raining in the morning.

"It was very difficult for us in the first half, but the boys were outstanding in the second half. 

"We defended really well, we'll take the point and look forward to taking all three points on Wednesday.

"I came here to make as many saves as I can, and help the team to build up confidence. I think I'm doing a good job - I want to keep as many clean sheets as I can, nick points away from home.

"I don't care if we keep a clean sheet or not on Wednesday, we just want to win the game.

"The lads trust me and I trust them, it's a good relationship between us.

"When you trust your back four, you feel more confident and, when you have confidence, you perform.

"I'm delighted with the guys who play in front of me and if we keep continuing like we are, we're going to get out of the bottom three.

"We had good chances in the second half, I thought we could score so I think a point is fair."

Blackburn Rovers
Sky Bet Championship

Blackburn Rovers

Wednesday 13th February, 8pm (Madejski Stadium)


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