Matt Turner, the goalkeeper for Arsenal, has been receiving praise from Herculez Gomez for the work he has done at the Qatar World Cup so far, including during the United States of America’s crucial 1-0 victory over Iran on Tuesday.
Because of how effectively his teammates have defended him in front of him and how well he has done his job when called upon, the former USA international declared that “we aren’t going to speak about Matt Turner.”
Prior to the match in Qatar, there was a significant amount of discussion regarding who Gregg Berhalter would choose to start at number one.
Turner, who is currently playing a backup role to Aaron Ramsdale in the Premier League, was the one picked and he hasn’t let his country down, as evidenced by the fact that he was praised by the American media on ESPN after his summer move from the MLS to the Premier League.
Gomez asked his co-pundit, “How many times have we mentioned Matt Turner?” The other pundit responded “not a lot” to Gomez’s question.
After that, Gomez continued by saying, “There is a reason for that, and it’s not just the defensive line.” Was he? (Busy against Iran in the nick of time) But did he have a lot to do?
“Almost doesn’t cut it in life. You won’t be able to do everything with that approach. To clarify, what I’m trying to say is that Matt Turner did not appear to be rushed because there were other people in front of him. I am not referring to the backline in this sentence. Everyone in the team has contributed to this effort.
“All 10 of you, including the goalie,” the coach said. Because of how the front line has pressed throughout the entire tournament, he has not had many opportunities to contribute. The midfield and the way that they are, which is incredible in transition. Offense and defense are what make Matt Turner unique; this is not a topic of dispute for us. We are not going to discuss Matt Turner at this time. They are quite difficult to defeat at the moment.
TWO WHITE SHEETS TO BE USED FOR THE TURNER
The Arsenal player has appeared in three games and recorded two clean sheets at the World Cup.
Despite the fact that he isn’t making save after save, he is still in control of his box, as he demonstrated against England and Iran.
When the other team makes an attempt to attack it, he immediately grabs that ball, which eliminates the threat and brings the situation under control.
Even though he hasn’t displayed much of that for the Gunners in the minutes that he’s played for them, including during preseason, the fact that all of this bodes well for the player is encouraging.