"I believe in sticking with one goalkeeper," he said. "You cannot tell him: 'No matter how many mistakes you make, you'll always be my goalkeeper.' But you have to give him at least two games.
"Lehmann was injured and Almunia has done extremely well since then for 10 games on the trot. I didn't want to disturb the side and until now, he has done very well."
When asked if Jens Lehmann would return for the midweek trip to Slavia Prague, the manager replied: "Not at the moment, no."