'It's easy to get too comfortable' - USMNT star Matt Turner on the competition at Nottingham Forest and why he knew...
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WHAT HAPPENED? Turner completed a transfer to Forest this summer as he left the Emirates to pursue a starting spot int he Premier League. Through the first five games of the season, Turner has been Forest's No. 1, with U.S. men's national team teammate Ethan Horvath serving as his backup. His most recent performance saw him earn a clean sheet in a win over Chelsea ahead of the international break.
However, Forest recently completed a 7.7 million ($9.7m) deal to sign Greek international Odysseas Vlachodimos from Benfica, where he'd been a starter for the last several seasons. That could be a cause for concern for Turner, but he says he's embracing the competition he'll face after the international break is over.
WHAT THEY SAID: "I feel like I've adapted pretty well to the move ," Turner said. "I'm excited to have had the opportunity to be there and play games and compete. I think it's easy to get into the mode where you're comfortable not competing and just collecting your paycheck and showing up for work and I think the reason I fell in love with the game was that competition element of it all.