Jan Oblak is the best goalkeeper in the world – Koke

Jan Oblak is the best goalkeeper in the world - Koke

Atlético Madrid midfielder Jorge Koke has lavished praise on his team mate – Jan Oblak after his outstanding performance against Manchester United in their second leg round-of-16 Champions League match on Tuesday night.

Atletico Madrid advanced to the competition’s quarterfinals with a 2-1 aggregate victory courtesy to Jan Oblak’s flawless display and Renan Lodi’s winning goal at Old Trafford.

Jan Oblak is the best goalkeeper in the world - Koke

Jan Oblak and David De Gea after their Champions League game at Old Trafford

The Slovenian goalkeeper provided an excellent performance for Atlético, denying Man United numerous scoring opportunities, particularly Anthony Elanga and Bruno Fernandes.

While speaking to reporters shortly after the game, Koke, who was overjoyed that his team had advanced to the next round of the competition, rated the 29-year-old goalie as the finest in the world.

?”For me, Oblak is the best goalkeeper in the world. He’s shown it once again tonight.” – Koke
Jan Oblak’s game by numbers vs Manchester United
5 Saves
3 Saves from inside the box
4 High Claims
2 Aerial Duels Won
1 Ground Duel won
A Brick Wall ?
? “If they’d [Manchester United] have scored early on it would’ve been tough to come back into the game. Luckily, the ball hit my face – these things happen.” – Oblak on his save from Elanga

The goalkeeper also received praises from several media outlets and fans…

Well, according to Goal.com, Jan Oblak will not be signing any new deal for now because he wants to play in the Premier League and Newcastle are looking set to secure his services.

However, any move to join the Mapies may face opposition because he wants to play for a team that is competing for big titles.

 

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