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Sami Radlinger's post-Swansea reaction

The thoughts of the Reds' number one

30 December 2019

After a starring role in Barnsley's clash with Swansea, goalkeeper Sami Radlinger spoke of the relief at finally picking up another clean sheet.

Reds stopper Sami Radlinger was one of the standout performers in Barnsley’s goalless draw at Swansea City at the weekend.

The Austrian ‘keeper has had to wait a long time to register his second clean sheet. His first was back on the opening day of the season when the Reds won 1-0 against Fulham.

Radlinger told us it was pleasing to help his side to another valuable result away from home.

“I have really looked forward to getting another clean sheet,” Sami explained. “And I am very happy that it happened today. I made three good saves, they were just reaction saves but I am very happy I had the right reaction. We are happy with a point away at Swansea and maintaining our recent good form.”

Since the arrival of Gerhard Struber, there has been a real upturn in both performances and results as the Reds have begun to climb the Sky Bet Championship table.

Sunday’s 0-0 draw with the Swans extended the Reds’ unbeaten run to five matches.

Sami told us what it’s been like, working under his fellow countryman.

“The whole team has been developing well under him and you can see in the last games that everyone is fighting for each other. He has made little differences in our system, how we want to play and how we want to press.

“We have really grown together under him which is very important for a team down in the table. I am very happy that we are unbeaten in five games and I hope we are unbeaten in many more games. We have a very good chance now.”

It’s been a very testing first half of the 2019/20 season but Radlinger suggested that whilst some clubs might have suffered with splits in the dressing room, that at Barnsley the players have remained positive and most importantly, they’ve supported each other through the struggle.

“We never got negative with each other. Everyone has stuck together. We always stayed very positive. That is how we will stay up. I think 2020 will be a good year for us. We have shown we can win, that we can play very well and we have many more big games to win.”


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