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Kelle Roos Talks Clean Sheets

23 October 2017

Club News

Kelle Roos Talks Clean Sheets

23 October 2017

The Valiants picked up their third win in just seven days on Saturday as Tom Pope found the decisive goal during the first half versus Exeter City.

On a day where the weather conditions made for an interesting contest, Vale managed to shut out the high-flying Grecians and make it two clean sheets in succession.

Goalkeeper, Kelle Roos, put in a commanding performance, but he was quick to praise the attitude of the whole team following the full-time whistle.

“It wasn’t easy, it was very windy out there but we stuck together and remained solid as a team,” he said.

“During the first half we caused some real problems, but in the second half we knew it would be tough against the wind.

“We dealt with it well, Exeter couldn’t find our weaknesses because we didn’t show any and I am very happy with that.”

Commenting further on the difficult conditions, he added: “It can rain as hard as it can and that won’t destroy a game, but the wind actually can.

“You have to deal with it, you know it’s there - one half it’s going to help you and the other becomes a bit tougher.

“If you use it to your strengths, keep the ball in their half when the wind is against them and you keep high up the pitch, it forces them into mistakes.”

The home side had only been beaten on two occasions this season before Neil Aspin’s side travelled to St James’ Park, something which made the win feel more special according to Roos.

He said: “We knew that they were a good footballing team and they are up there in the league - you saw that in little spells.

“But today we were excellent in dealing what was thrown at us and I’m delighted to get a clean sheet and another three points.

“Not conceding is an achievement from the whole team. I may be able to show my face on camera, but defending starts from the front.

“As a team we work hard, our shape has been a lot better lately and that’s something I am very pleased with because stepping off the pitch with a clean sheet is my aim.”

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