Robin Olsen: “I want to stay at Everton, but it’s not me who decides.”


Goalkeeper Robin Olsen, who joined Everton on loan late this past summer from Roma, made it clear today that he wants to remain with Carlo Ancelotti’s side beyond this season.

The Swede sealed a move to Merseyside on the final day of the transfer window after it became clear that he had no future in the Italian capital with the Giallorossi.

“We want to stay, but it is not me who decides,” he said to the Toffee’s official website.

“I can only cross my fingers and see what the club says. As a family, we have moved around and feel we are in a good place now. We are very happy, so why not stay until it is time to move home to Sweden? That is what we would choose. It is easy to say that – but everything needs to be sorted out.”

Olsen departed the Italian capital on loan for the second consecutive season and accepted a move to Carlo Ancelotti’s side to be the second choice goalkeeper behind Jordan Pickford.

Despite not being an undisputed starter under the Italian tactician, the Swede assured that he’s had no issues competing with the English international for playing time.

“I knew I would have the competition with Jordan but I have seen if I train well, I will get my chances and if I play well, I will get more chances,” assured the 31 year-old.

“Jordan is a really nice guy and to train with a top goalkeeper makes me much better. You should want to improve yourself every day and I feel I am getting better all the time with Everton.”

“We have a fantastic goalkeeper group – we can make jokes but when it is time for exercise everyone switches on, it is extremely professional and you need complete focus.

“In Italy, it is more tactical, you need to be in your position and do what the coach is telling you, ‘You pass the ball there, there’. Here, the players are so good, they already know what they are doing. I knew it would be fast but it is faster than I thought. I like it, I am big, there are more duels in England, it fits me.”

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