Plenty of Everton fans think that Robin Olsen should start versus Manchester United following his interview with Everton TV.
In the interview, the Sweden international said:
“I came to Everton because I want to play.
“Everybody wants to play football – I will keep going and train hard and hope I will play again.
“It is nice to have my debut but I am disappointed about the result.”
Indeed, Olsen came into the starting line-up in place of Jordan Pickford against Newcastle United and despite the 2-1 loss at St. James’ Park, the 30-year-old did not disappoint.
Should Olsen start for Everton?
He made two saves in the game to keep the scoreline down and his post-shot expected goals minus goals allowed (PSxG+/-) ratio of +0.4 suggests that he had an above-average day in terms of stopping shots (Fbref).
It is perhaps not a surprise then that several members of the Goodison Park faithful would like Olsen to keep his place in between the posts for the Merseyside club against Man Utd.
Everton fan reaction to Olsen comments
These EFC supporters called for Olsen to start versus the Red Devils after reading his comments on Twitter, with one Toffee even claiming that the goalkeeper is ‘top class’:
Needs to start against ManU. A goalkeeper who can catch crosses? That will do for me.
— GrumpyToffee (@ToffeeGrumpy) November 2, 2020
He’s done enough there to keep his place. 100%
— stickytoffee (@cunningham_sg) November 2, 2020
Your presence in goal alone filled me with confidence, regardless of the result, you are, in the here and now, what we need! Start next game 💪
— Thomas Hurford (@hurford_thomas) November 2, 2020
Had a great game, put him in for Man U
— Daniel Parker (@nyc_parker) November 2, 2020
Done well Olsen…. Hopefully start against Manchester United
— Matt EFC (@mattycampbell44) November 2, 2020
Superb performance. Absolute class..We need someone with a cool head & a safe pair of hands between the sticks..and that is not Pickford! Hope you get the job full time!
— diamondd🏴 (@diamondd) November 2, 2020
He should keep his place! He earned it!
— Shaun Davies (@ShaunChiefEFC) November 2, 2020
Top class, play him again!!!!! He was brilliant in Cagliari too last season
— Willow (@willowmomoya) November 2, 2020
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