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Zach Steffen: “The competition in training is really good. We’re very supportive.”

City GK is ready for new challenge.

SOCCER: JAN 27 USA v Panama Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Zach Steffen is ready for a new season and challenge.

The 25-year-old, who signed for Manchester City in December 2018, is trying to continue a tradition in his first full season at the Club, having returned from a season-long loan at Fortuna Dusseldorf in Germany.

Steffen spoke about his development in the U.S. and much more. Let’s dive in-

“Maybe it’s playing the other sports when we grow up to keep us athletically fit,” he said when asked about the long list of US shot stoppers who have plied their trade in England.

“I would say the goalkeeping training that we have in the US is pretty strong, but mostly I would say that the other sports that I played when growing up helped me with goalkeeping and keeping me athletically fit.”

“It’s really great,” he added.

“The competition in training is really good. We’re very supportive. We push each other and that’s what you need to get better.

“My mindset coming in is to work hard every day, get better every day, learn from these players, these coaches and grow my game.

“We push each other every day.”

Steffen has agood head on him. Will be a fun season with competition for Ederson, should make for a really strong goal keeper room.