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Watford News: Karnezis happy proving Premier League class; Forest urged to keep Pantilimon

Watford goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis is pleased to be proving himself at Premier League level.

He has had to adjust quickly to the unique demands of English football and Karnezis says a wealth of precious experience has allowed him to cope.

“It is not easy [for a goalkeeper]," he said. “It's the worst position because if you don't play many games in a row, it is not easy to get inside the match and be 100 per cent ready. You are cold, one bad decision you will pay.

“The position of goalkeeper here is a little bit different from the other countries. Here a goalkeeper must play a lot off their line to help the defenders with some vertical passes.

“In every game we lose or we don't get points, I am disappointed but you must be strong because life is not finished after one game.

“I am 32, played more than 200 games in a high level and I know how to react, how to feel and how to get out of bad moments."

Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest legend Kenny Burns says they need to sign outright on-loan Watford goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon.

Writing for the Nottingham Post he said: "I think Forest may have found a new long-term No.1. Finally.

"I was really impressed with Costel Pantilimon against Burton, and I think he would be a good signing, if Aitor Karanka can turn his loan deal into a permanent one in the summer.

"He ticks all the boxes for a goalkeeper, for me.

"He's big and imposing, he commands his penalty area and orders his defenders around and he comes for crosses and makes saves.

"It's everything you want your goalkeeper to do – and it can breed confidence throughout the rest of the team."

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