When Petrovic recovers from his injury, should Sanchez take over in goal? Check out what Crouch says.
Peter Crouch has acknowledged that when Robert Sanchez recovers from his injury, Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino would have to make a difficult choice.
Sanchez was without a doubt Chelsea’s best custodian at the start of the season until suffering a knee injury last month.
Since then, Djordje Petrovic, a 24-year-old Serb, has stepped up to take the Spaniard’s spot in goal, winning over both supporters and detractors with his timely saves.
Though it’s unclear if Pochettino will choose to keep Petrovic or immediately insert the 26-year-old back into the starting lineup, Crouch has now hinted that it might be in the Argentine’s best interest to keep the latter. Sanchez is still expected to recover from his injury in the coming weeks.
“He needs to make a big, big decision,” he said to TNT Sports. With goalkeepers like Cudicini, Cech, and Courtois, we haven’t quite got it together as a team.
After that, we switched, rotated, and mixed and matched. This guy is 24 and the boss has a crucial decision to make.
It’s comparable to Arteta, except Pochettino is obliged to do this due to an injury. I prefer to have a No. 1 custodian and dislike the idea of rotating them.