David Ospina is currently away with the Colombia national team who face Peru in a friendly match in New York on Wednesday and he believes even matches that aren’t competitive, help in the ones which are.
Speaking ahead of the match on Wednesday, the goalkeeper admitted that it would be a good way of gauging where the team is in terms of progress, especially against a club that they could be facing in the Copa America tournament.
“These days we are leveraging to dock with increasingly, there are players who come to make important new things, all that is beneficial,” he said (via Google Translate).
“These friendlies touches make the most, Peru is a selection that has been showing important things. What comes to demonstrate in the Copa America and I think it will be a nice match.”
The 27-year-old has now featured in over 50 matches for Colombia and is likely to appear against Peru as well.
The international friendly is a good way of dusting off the cobwebs and keeping him reasonably sharp so that even if he isn’t playing regularly for Arsenal, he’ll still be kept on his toes.
The goalkeeper has been left on the bench at Arsenal after we bought Petr Cech from Chelsea and is yet to make an appearance for the club this season. The likelihood is that he’ll be our league cup goalkeeper. However, Wenger has assured us that he’ll be working to take Cech’s place off him as soon as possible.