Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given is convinced of big things from Swiss youngster Benji Siegrist.
Siegrist is now preparing for the London Olympics.
‚ÄúHe comes across as a confident sort of guy, which is what you need to be a goalkeeper, but not too confident,‚ÄĚ said Ireland keeper Given to the Express & Star.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs keen to learn, which is important. He‚Äôs got little things he needs to improve on, but he knows that himself.
‚ÄúBenji‚Äôs a big guy, he‚Äôs a confident guy and I think it‚Äôs good that Terry Genoe‚Äôs working with him and helping him to improve. I think he‚Äôs keen to listen as well which is important and hopefully he‚Äôll have a big future with us.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs only 20 so at that age I don‚Äôt think he should expect too much. But with Terry and the senior lads like myself and Andy Marshall coaching him and helping him learn, I think he should be in safe hands.
‚ÄúComing on the first-team trips has been good experience for him and he was coming out and helping to warm us up before games last season. It will give him a good feel for things.‚ÄĚ