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19/11/2013 10:28, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Q&A: Anders Lindegaard

long time coming back in. It is not easy to get right back into it. As a goalkeeper, there is less space for error than there is for an outfield player. You can't just drop a ball and say, 'I haven't played for six months'. That is just not how it is. But I enjoyed it, it was good to keep a clean sheet.

What went through your mind when Snodgrass went down?
I just did what any decent human being would have done. The referee had stopped the game and I just threw the ball on the goal-line, ran over to him and asked if he was okay. He looked at me, mumbled something and then his eyes disappeared. It was quite spooky. You hear stories about players passing out and swallowing their tongue, so that was the only thing I was thinking about. I turned him on his side and then spoke to the doctors. It was just an instinctive reaction.

Now that we're in the quarter final, can the players sense an opportunity for silverware?
No, not at all. I think it doesn't really matter. If we were in a semi-final and we won the first leg 100-0, it would still be just about the next game - you wouldn't focus on the final. We haven't even thought about the Stoke City game yet, I haven't thought about it. It is all about the next game. Whenever it comes around, then we will sit down and think about it.

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Lindegaard on Snodgrass

"I just did what any decent human being would have done... You hear stories about players passing out and swallowing their tongue, so that was the only thing I was thinking about. I turned him on his side and then spoke to the doctors. It was just an instinctive reaction."

- Anders Lindegaard

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