Sunderland No1 Gordon: I don't need to be nasty

Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon doesn't believe he needs to become "nasty" to improve his game. Gordon feels he can become a more dominant goalkeeper without developing the “nasty streak” that Roy Keane wants from him. “I’m not sure you can model your game on someone else because we’re different people and quite different characters. (Peter) Schmeichel was a great keeper but I have a different way of influencing a game,” he said. “I’m maybe more calm and I get on with my own job. So you’ll not be seeing me screaming at people or anything like that.

Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon doesn't believe he needs to become "nasty" to improve his game.

Gordon feels he can become a more dominant goalkeeper without developing the “nasty streak” that Roy Keane wants from him.

“I’m not sure you can model your game on someone else because we’re different people and quite different characters. (Peter) Schmeichel was a great keeper but I have a different way of influencing a game,” he said. “I’m maybe more calm and I get on with my own job. So you’ll not be seeing me screaming at people or anything like that.

Of course I want to get to that next level so I’m always working on my game with (goalkeeper coach) Raymond van der Gouw and the coaching staff, improving little things because I know I can get better.

“Games like Liverpool, where it only took one shot from Fernando Torres, showed that some strikers at this level only need one chance so staying focussed for the whole match is very important.”

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