Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel celebrated another home start at the weekend with another home clean sheet as City moved up to second in the Barclays Premier League.
Yesterday Kasper was at Wythenshawe Hospital’s Nightingale Centre, speaking in support of the Genesis Appeal, one of the Club’s nominated charities for the season.
Afterwards he took time out to look back at Sunday’s 1-0 win and told us: “It was a very hard game and pretty much what we expected.
“We had some good spells in the game and Michael Johnson popped up and did his thing.”
With the three points taking City to within one of league leaders Arsenal, Kasper, confirmed: “It’s brilliant.
“Everything’s there for us to kick on and we just need to keep our heads, keep concentrating and prepare our game, without focusing too much on league positions. We just need to knuckle down now.”
Sunday’s shutout was Schmeichel’s fourth of his six starts for the Blues, but he is refusing to get carried away with any early season accolades.
He added: “That side of the season’s been great. I’m just trying to play my own game, keep things simple and don’t give anybody any chances. That’s what my game is all about, no chances at all and doing the simple thing.”
The defensive performance against a Villa side that scored twice past Chelsea last time out was even more impressive given the fact that City’s oldest player in the whole of the back five was 22-year-old Javi Garrido.
And a proud Schmeichel, 19, was particularly happy despite the absence of experienced skipper Richard Dunne.
Kasper concluded: “I thought we did really well. That must have been the youngest back four in the Premier League ever with the oldest player being 22.
“So considering that we’ve done really well. Dunnie’s a massive player for us he’s our captain and we’ll always miss him when he doesn’t play.”