AFC Bournemouth second choice goalkeeper Adam Federici hopes that he has given Cherries manager Eddie Howe ‘a bit of a headache’ regarding his next team selection.
Federici had just completed a near 12,000 mile round trip to Bangkok to sit on the bench for Australia in their World Cup qualifier with Thailand when he returned to the south coast of England and training with AFC Bournemouth.
But with 24 hours notice, following an injury to Artur Boruc, he was drafted into the Cherries starting XI against Stoke City.
It was his first Premier League appearance since the final game of last season against Manchester United.
Federici told the Daily Echo…
‘…I`ll do what I always do – work my socks off. Neil Moss (goalkeeping coach) and Anthony White (Moss`s assistant) have been fantastic with me and I`ve enjoyed working hard with them. All I want is the team to succeed and do well, but obviously I want to play.
“If I don`t, I`ll be supportive of Artur. What you want to do when you`re in my position is give the manager a bit of a headache and hopefully I`ve done that.’
his handling was very sound, a lot went either straight at him or close by, but he held everything comfortably. One very good save prior to the penalty. No dodgy moments so well done Feds.
Always difficult for a back up keeper to come in, particularly as the back 4 was reshuffled as well. – Join the conversation here.
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