Craig Gordon: Buffon, Brendan Rodgers And The Barcelona Way

Prior to this chat with Craig Gordon, I played him a video of Victor Valdes and Jose Pinto talking about the concept of playing out from the back at Barcelona, and how their role in the team changed from being a conventional goalkeeper to playing as another outfield player.

That helped set the tone for a fascinating discussion about Craig’s remarkable campaign at Celtic this season, during which he has proven he can play out from the back just as the Spanish pair did at the Camp Nou.

We also talk about the devastating injury which kept the Scotland player out of the game for two years. The story of Craig’s comeback is as uplifting as any you are likely to hear.

He reveals his admiration for Gigi Buffon too, before Craig discusses his role as part of the Riccarton Three and the public stance he took against a despotic owner at Hearts.

Power to the keeper.

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