With some in Sweden dissatisfied that Robin Olsen is currently playing in the Championship, his summer move to Sheffield United is the subject of his interview with Fotbollskanalen today.
Some in Swedish football have criticised the 31-year-old’s loan to Sheffield United from Roma, agreed on deadline day, claiming that the goalkeeper deserved a bigger club to play for.
Now Olsen himself has clearly suggested that was a possibility, as if it was the Italian side who blocked him from making another move.
“Those things are not something I can control,” Olsen told Fotbollskanalen.
“The only thing I can do is play my game. Then it’s not just up to one or two parties. There are more parties involved and everything should work out.
“But as I said before: me and my family had a great desire to return to England, so when this opportunity arose, it was obvious to me.”
“It might be easier for outfield players, I don’t know. The goalkeeper position is a bit special. Only one can play. But as I said, we are not the ones who can decide that. There are several parties involved, and that’s how it is. I’m very happy to have ended up in Sheffield. I feel good and I’m just looking forward to playing this season.”
Among the rumours about Olsen’s future this summer, there were the possibilities of a move back to Everton or a transfer to West Ham United. Still, the goalkeeper already confirmed that the talks with Sheffield United had been going on for a while.
As soon Olsen was made available for the Blades, he soon won the starting spot in the team and has started all of their five games in the Championship since then.
Now in 14th place in the Championship, Sheffield United return from the international break to face Stoke City at home on Saturday.