On-loan Reading FC goalkeeper Karl Hein has opened up on his relationship with academy graduate and direct rival Luke Southwood.
Southwood has been the Royals’ number one shot-stopper for a lot of the season after taking on from Rafael Cabral within the autumn, however Hein’s arrival from Arsenal modified that. The Estonian has now began in purpose for Reading’s final three Championship fixtures.
On Wednesday evening he earned his first clear sheet for his short-term membership and afterwards, he spoke to The Chronicle about his relationship with Southwood.
“Luke is an unbelievable man, unbelievable individual, and an unbelievable goalkeeper,” Hein mentioned. “I believe our relationship is superb, he’s helped me rather a lot since I’ve been right here.
“Obviously in soccer within the goalkeeper place there’s solely one place so there’s going to be competitors and we have now to battle for our place. But on the finish of the day, with Luke it’s positively a goalkeeper union.
“We actually assist one another and I’m actually glad that we’re pushing one another, it’s actually good. In coaching we assist one another, we be taught from one another.”
The level at London Road was Reading’s first because the early January draw with Derby County and regardless of the stunning run of type that has left Veljko Paunovic’s facet beneath critical menace of relegation, Hein says the temper within the camp is upbeat.
“The temper is sweet, little doubt,” he mentioned. “We’re not moaning, not depressed. You simply need to deal with it, get on with it. It’s a troublesome scenario however the temper is sweet, the gamers…all people is preventing laborious to get out of it.”
Hein and Reading are again in motion on Saturday once they journey to Preston for an additional essential sport of their battle to keep away from the drop.