Football

Blunderende The Gea gets second chance

KRASNODAR – The beleaguered goalkeeper David de Gea is Wednesday just under the crossbar for Spain in the world cup-team contest against Iran.

David de Gea blundert against Portugal.

Coach Fernando Hierro spoke of his confidence in the goalkeeper of Manchester United, who play blundered in the duel with Portugal (3-3). He dropped the ball after a lasting shot of Cristiano Ronaldo by the hands slip.

“We have the utmost confidence in him. I know from personal experience that players trust their coach, in good and bad times,” said Hierro, who two days before the match against Portugal was appointed to replace the dismissed coach Julen Lopetegui.

The blunder led to spirited criticism in Spain on The Gea. Although he past season, often excelled at his English club, felt he was in the last international matches with Spain are quite often wrong. “He has difficult moments, but there will get over it. The psychology with goalkeepers is different; they have the time and needed air and that he gets of me,” said Hierro.

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