‘Everything here is much more physical’: Arsenal No 1 Bernd Leno claims goalkeepers get ‘no protection’ in the Premier League
- Bernd Leno claims goalkeepers need to get tough when they come to England
- He admits he has noticed a ‘big difference’ since moving from the Bundesliga
- Leno has made 21 appearances for Arsenal since Bayer Leverkusen move
Bernd Leno claims goalkeepers need to get tough in England because they receive ‘no protection’ from referees.
The 26-year-old has made 21 appearances for Arsenal in his first season since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.
Bernd Leno claims goalkeepers need to get tough in England as they receive ‘no protection’
‘Everything here is much more physical. The referees let the game run much more here than they do in the Bundesliga or even in international games’, he told Sport Bild.
‘As a goalkeeper, you have have no protection in England. Therefore, you have to acquire tremendous toughness.
‘No matter how you approach it, you always have to assume that nothing gets whistled.
‘Since I’ve come to England, I haven’t seen a goalkeeper win a single free kick inside the penalty area. That’s a big difference.’
He admits he has noticed a ‘big difference’ between the Premier League and the Bundesliga