Boruc: Punch was such a relief!

Artur Boruc

Artur Boruc

First published in Sport

ARTUR Boruc admitted his relief after his first punch with the hand that had sidelined him for six weeks.

The Saints goalkeeper was recalled in place of Kelvin Davis after recovering from the broken bone in his wrist sustained in the defeat at Chelsea six weeks ago.

Any worries of a reoccurrence soon subsided.

“The only concern was if I was going to punch the ball, it might cause a little problem, but football’s funny, the first ball came in and I had to punch it!” he said.

“Everything’s fine and I’m looking forward to the next game.”

Boruc produced an outstanding late save to deny Shane Long and secure the points.

“That’s the way it is for a goalkeeper, sometimes you need to make the one save,” he said. “I’m very, very happy especially to keep a clean sheet and get three points. “I’m looking forward to all the next games. From now on we’ll just keep working hard.”

Saints had conceded 14 goals in their previous six home games before Boruc ensured the club’s first shut-out at St Mary’s since October.

“For the first game back I couldn’t imagine anything else,” said the Pole, who missed eight games, with Paulo Gazzaniga deputising for the first five and Kelvin Davis the next three.

“I had a whole month to think and I could enjoy time with my family, especially over Christmas and the New Year.

“That was kind of good but annoying as well because I obviously couldn’t play.”

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6:35am Mon 13 Jan 14

willygetaway says...

Just Love this guy , i,m so glad he is back between the sticks. i would just like to see a good understudy for him sign for the Saints
Welcome back Artur you were so badly missed COYR
Just Love this guy , i,m so glad he is back between the sticks. i would just like to see a good understudy for him sign for the Saints Welcome back Artur you were so badly missed COYR willygetaway
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9:51am Mon 13 Jan 14

SiamSaint says...

When I saw the headline I thought it was about Jason Puncheon going for a shi....!!!
When I saw the headline I thought it was about Jason Puncheon going for a shi....!!! SiamSaint
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10:14am Mon 13 Jan 14

Egomaniac says...

SiamSaint wrote:
When I saw the headline I thought it was about Jason Puncheon going for a shi....!!!
….or a penalty kick!
[quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: When I saw the headline I thought it was about Jason Puncheon going for a shi....!!![/p][/quote]….or a penalty kick! Egomaniac
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