David Ospina

Napoli Revealed The Reason Why They Chose David Ospina

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Marco Amelia, best known on these shores for providing back-up to Thibaut Courtois and Asmir Begovic at Chelsea in 2015, thinks he knows why the Serie A side opted to sign the Colombian. Napoli signed David Ospina because he is like Liverpool legend Pepe Reina.That’s according to former goalkeeper Marco AOspina joined the club on loan from Arsenal for the season when it became clear he would be behind both Petr Cech and Bernd Leno.“Napoli chose Ospina because he is reminiscent of Pepe Reina,” Amelia, who previously played for Milan and Livorno as well as spending a season at Chelsea, told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.“He also helps pass the ball around along with the defence and becomes useful if there is pressing on the defenders. He is a little shorter than most goalkeepers, but that only matters to a certain degree, as he has very quick reflexes.melia, who was discussing the Colombia international ahead of his possible Serie A debut, against Milan, on Saturday evening.

“However, foreign goalkeepers tend to take a little while to adapt to Serie A and he has to improve when coming off his line. If Ospina is able to settle in quickly, he can be a great addition to the squad.”Reina, who spent nine years at Liverpool before joining Napoli, now plays for Milan and is fondly remembered at Anfield. He spent eight seasons as the no.1 and won three Premier League Golden Glove awards – presented to the player who kept the highest number of clean sheets.

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