Everton’s Robin Olsen has been picked by the Swedish media as the goalkeeper of the year for the fifth time in a row.
Even though the 30-year-old has stayed on the bench for most of the season so far, his performances for the national team convinced the local press to give him that prize.
Olsen spoke about how happy he is with this honour, and also had some words about his first months at Goodison Park.
At the start of the month, he had the chance to make his debut in a Premier League clash against Newcastle United, and he hopes that was just the start of his journey with Everton.
“To be able to make a debut is of course great. But I want more. I want to continue playing and that is what I will strive for,” said Robin Olsen (via Fotbollskanalen).
Olsen is loaned by Roma until the end of the season, and claims there’s a ‘plan’ for how things will go for him with the Toffees.
“There’s a plan, I had a good chat with Ancelotti after I signed. It takes time to move to a new country and get to a new club.”
And even though he can’t play a lot at Everton, he must prove that he’s still in good shape to feature for the Swedish national team.
“It has been a very special year for everyone in the world, but it’s difficult to be without football and then have to come in and play with a national team against world champions and vice world champions – it isn’t easy. But to play well in those matches is a proof for yourself that you keep a good level.”