DIt is of what Jan Oblak got to athletic In 2014 I had not experienced a season as complicated as the one that is now about to end. With him under the sticks, the rojiblancos knew they had a clear advantage over the rest because he has shown that miracles exist in the world of football. The stops that for the rest of the goalkeepers seem impossible, for the Slovenian they became habitual and for this reason, he has become one of the most important goalkeepers in the world.
But in this campaign, without making serious mistakes, he has become earthy for many moments. ‘Only’ has stopped as much as possible and with the fans accustomed to the caviar that he usually offered, it has been rare to suffer goals in which there were doubts about whether the best oblak was able to avoid them or not.
And it is that his five Zamorahis interventions in eliminatory of Champions League like the famous ones in front of the Liverpool or the Bayern Munich, his leadership on the green, the penalties he saved in the final stretch of last season or his constant appearances at key moments deserve the recognition he has earned. In the five campaigns that he added disputing all the days of The league As a goalkeeper for Atlético, he had not conceded more than 27 goals, a figure that is within the reach of very few.
For all that is remembered, it is rare to present the numbers of a season in which oblak You want to minimize damage as much as possible. He can no longer do anything against the 41 goals he has conceded during this championship, but with two consecutive games keeping a clean sheet, the Slovenian wants to close the goal in the last two games. And it is that last campaign took the Zamora Trophy with 25 goals against and after accumulating up to 18 games with his ‘clean’ goalkeeper, what the English would say, and now if he leaves his locker to zero against Seville and Royal Society could only reach 14 ‘clean sheet’. If he reaches it, they will still be far from the 24 occasions that he left his goal to zero in the 2015-2016 campaign, the 22 of the 2017-2018 and the 20 of the 2018-2019.
Before the next Zamora
Very far from reaching for the sixth time the Zamora Trophythere is no doubt that oblak He has returned to approach his best version in recent days as could be seen in the last minutes of the last derby against real Madrid. The seasons will pass and the Slovenian will continue to be, thanks to qualifying for the Champions Leagueone of the most decisive players of the athletic. Playing with that insurance is key for the rojiblancos and it is, for example, one of the luxuries that the club can afford being among the best on the continent.
Finally, very far from finishing among the goalkeepers with the fewest goals in LaLiga, Oblak have the opportunity in Metropolitan to show that he is still one of the best. On the green you will see the faces with the favorite to succeed him on the throne of Zamoraan Bond who has only conceded 23 goals in the league tournament.