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Name Mark Schwarzer
Gender Male
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Job xxxx Footballer
Desc This was one of only four Premier League appearances Schwarzer made for Chelsea. He didn’t play at all the following year as the Blues won the title, before doing the exact same thing in his second season at Leicester in 2015/16. Schwarzer retired at the end of that campaign and now works as a pundit


Org xxxx National Team
Club as Player Chelsea FC

2017 04 21 Retrieve

[Ugo Ehiogu: Former England defender dies after suffering cardiac arrest] I can’t fathom he’s no longer here. He was a tremendous person, a tremendous character, a dedicated footballer and dedicated to his family. He was a great guy to be around, so full of life and so enthusiastic. As a centre-back, I rate him right up there. He suffered from injuries throughout his career, but with more consistency he could have added to his England caps. He was very much a family man and it’s such a shame to leave such a young family behind

2020 02 25 Retrieve

[Mark Schwarzer says Daniel Arzani made a mistake in agreeing a loan move from Manchester City to Celtic] It took him (Arzani) a while to even get that opportunity to start in a Celtic side and when he signed for them, I said straight away, ‘I think it’s the wrong move for him’. I don’t think Celtic’s style of play suits him; I don’t think it’s the right environment for him to go into to develop as a player. And what do I mean by that? He needs game time. He needs to play in a first-team. He needs to play in a team that plays a style of football that suits him best

He’s a very gifted technical player, a player that loves to get the ball at his feet and run at the opposition, but as a ball-playing player, he needs other intelligent players around him. So, I would have thought his best move would have been a place either like Germany, (or) in Holland. They play a more technical-based game of football and they also give a lot of young players opportunities. So, I always said, I think the Celtic move is the wrong move for him

For Daniel Arzani, I think he was ill-advised. Yes, he has been out injured so forget that, but (the) beginning part I think he struggled. He got injured in his very first game. But before that, it took him ages to get in there because apparently, he wasn’t up to speed. And I kind of get that coming from Australia, not playing 90 minutes of football very often, he did need bringing up to speed and it was going to take him a bit of time. But Celtic are not the type of team that was going to suit Daniel Arzani in my opinion

From a tactical point of view, from a technical point of view, I don’t think he is tested enough because of the opposition they play enough every week. If he goes to a more competitive league, I think he would also do well in the Bundesliga, again I think that is a perfect league for someone like Tom Rogic

He wouldn’t be at a Bayern Munich that would be winning the league, or a Dortmund or RB Leipzig necessarily, or at the top and expecting to win every game, he’ll be a mid-table team so you are coming up against far better opposition. The time when Rogic gets tested the most, as with other Celtic players, is when they play in Europe and that is then a do-or-die situation because you’ve got a limited amount of games to perform and get up to speed. It’s like anything, if you go to another league, step up, I’m not saying the teams he is going to go to are going to be better than Celtic, it is just going to be in a league that is more competitive

2020 02 28 Retrieve

[ex-Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer says Kepa Arrizabalaga can kick-start his career again after being dropped for Willy Caballero] I am not surprised but I think it was a massive call. Whenever the manager decides to change a No.1 because he doesn’t feel that the performances have been at the level they should is a huge call itself. If a goalkeeper comes in and has an absolute disaster then I can understand a manager deciding to bring the No.1 back in - but he didn’t. Caballero has come in and done a job. You wouldn’t say he has been outstanding but you wouldn’t say he has done badly. You know with Caballero what you are going to get. I think the fact he made the decision that he believed he needed to make means he needs to stick with it for a little bit. I think that Kepa is all about his reaction and how he gets his head down

He was conceding far too many goals, goals you would analyse and say on another day that he should have saved it. You analyse it and if that stuff happens too often, then you ask is it a technical problem? I am not sure where they are at in training and how they have adapted it. How are they trying to help him? There is no doubt that they will be trying to get him up to speed. One of the things for goalkeepers is that we are pretty set in our ways. Kepa will have a way that he trains, a way he likes to prepare for games and if you have a goalkeeping coach and other people trying to change it then that can cause resistance at times. It can take time to actually take it on board and accept the need to try and take a different technique and change things a bit. That might take time to do it and if they don’t embrace it then that can have a detrimental effect

I think with Kepa, he is just trying to find his way. With Kepa, he has not been at a club like Chelsea before and he is under the spotlight even more than at Athletic Club. This is still a learning process for him. He is still young. For Kepa, it could be the best thing that has happened to him that he comes out of the limelight that he gets back to training and working hard. Then he might get phased back in again in a couple of games’ time. There is an expectation at the club. Chelsea have had a run of goalkeepers who have been world class and then when you are not seeing the same consistency in goal then it stands out very much. With Kepa, that’s the problem. He has had to fill some huge shoes from top-class goalkeepers. He hasn’t played consistently at the level that Chelsea staff, fans and owners are used to

I think he will come back in the team between now and the end of the season and I think it all depends on how he performs when he gets an opportunity. There are concerns but I don’t think they will have made a decision on his future. I think when he comes in towards the end of the season that will be his opportunity to prove whether or not he has learned, worked hard enough and start performing better so the club can make a decision on whether to stick with him or to look to bring someone else in.

2020 06 25 Retrieve

[Mark Schwarzer claims David Luiz does have some really good qualities] He’s a great guy to have around the group. He’s actually a really likeable person, he’s got a great sense of humour, he’s great for team morale, when things are going really well he’s brilliant. Am I surprised he’s been offered a new deal? They’re obviously not basing it off the last performance. There’s no doubt about that, they’ve been in discussions with him for a while. I think it was an activation of an extension of the contract. Listen, he’s got some really good qualities. I know he’s made some high-profile errors that have led to goals and been costly for Arsenal but when you get him right and he’s mentally on song he can be a very valuable asset to the team

He’s a likeable character within the group. I don’t know many people who didn’t get on with him or didn’t like him. He’s always bubbly [but] there’s no doubt he would have been down after the game against Man City. He wears his heart on his sleeve so that would have affected him. I know that within the group he’s generally very well liked and considered an important member of the squad in terms of morale