As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Coventry keeper Konstantopoulos happy to be back in action

Coventry City goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos made his second appearance for the club in 18 months and was rewarded with the man-of-the-match for his performance against West Brom on the weekend.

Coventry kept a clean sheet against one of the more free-scoring teams in the Championship and Konstantopoulos, who came on as a 10th minute sub for injured keeper Keiren Westwood, pulled off a number of saves to keep his team in the game.

The 30-year old Greek shot-stopper has been at Coventry since 2007 but has been out on loan for much of his time and was happy to contribute to his team getting a point against one of the top teams in the league.

"A clean sheet for a goalkeeper is all you can hope for and to do that against so I'm very pleased," he said.

"It's a point against a good team. It took five minutes to get used to the game and it is not easy to come on after 10 minutes, but after getting used to it I was ok.

"It's been a while since we have had a clean sheet so that is very pleasing too. That will boost our confidence defensively, especially because of who it is against."

Konstantopoulos admitted his frustrations at being used sparingly in recent times but was confident his latest performance could influence manager Chris Coleman to include him more often.

"It's been frustrating for me because I want to play games but you need to bide your time as a goalkeeper and just do the best you can when you get a chance," he added.

"I've tried to do that today by keeping a clean sheet and doing the best I can, so hopefully it will give the manager a selection headache."



Support Tribal Football with this great deal from our partners ExpressVPN. You get an extra three months free with the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%!). All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind. Click here to try now, risk-free for 30 days - and support Tribal Football in the process.

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free