Berlin (dpa) – RB Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi can do without hymns and constant top marks in the game statistics.

“For me, the most important thing I do is on the field, and I don’t need to hide in a European comparison,” said the 30-year-old Hungarian professional footballer in a “Mirror online” interview.

Nevertheless, the Bundesliga goalkeeper from Saxony feels undervalued in public perception given the match data. “Yes, that is often the case. It is always difficult to compare goalkeepers. Especially because the teams have different playing styles,” explained the Hungarian international, adding: “Almost all statistics show that I am right with my Actions. For me the games to zero are the most important, although it is very team dependent and old fashioned. Everything else comes after.

The old saying that keepers should be a bit crazy, is no longer true, according to Gulacsi. “The best goalkeepers in the world today are very intelligent and reserved people,” said the Hungarian, who “improved a lot on the ball” under RB coach Julian Nagelsmann and goalkeeper coach Frederik Gößling.

In the last ten or fifteen years, football “has become much faster and more physical. Goalkeepers today must be able to play, function as development players to get a superior player. But this also increases the risk,” emphasized the Leipzig goalkeeper. “You need a clear head for that.”

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