Bogdan Will Learn From Everton Blunder

  • January 06, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Adam Bogdan believes he will learn from the experience of playing in Bolton's 2-1 win at Everton on Wednesday night.

With Jussi Jaaskelainen out with a thigh injury, Bogdan deputised at Goodison Park and was beaten by a freak goal from his Everton counterpart, Tim Howard, just after the hour.

A routine clearance from Howard gathered pace in the swirling winds and after taking a wicked bounce outside the penalty area, the ball looped up and over Bogdan to put the Toffees ahead in the strangest possible way.

Wanderers would eventually battle back to win the game through goals from David Ngog and Gary Cahill and Bogdan believes playing in such blustery conditions will help him to prepare for such a game in the future.

"Overall, the most important thing to come out of Wednesday night was the three points because they were massive," Bogdan told the club's official website.

"On my behalf, I thought that I did well. Obviously I have to talk about their goal because everybody else is talking about it as it's not a goal that you see every day.

"It could have happened to anybody because of the conditions. Those who were at the stadium would have seen the circumstances and how the wind was swirling.

"It was extremely hard to get in the right positions. You had to think about whether you were too deep or too forward. I felt my position was right for the goal, but it's easy to talk about it once it has happened.

"The game itself was a great learning experience for me. It was a proper Premier League match like the ones I used to watch on the television - it was under the floodlights, raining and there was a good atmosphere.

"I can take so much from that game, for example what it is like to come for crosses and how to kick in that weather.

"I'm going to learn from it, and I suppose it's easier to speak about it all now because we won and got the three points.

"It was a great feeling at the end when all the players came to congratulate me on my performance because they felt that I had a good match.

"I'm 24 and I'm going to take the knowledge from this game into the rest of my career."

With Jaaskelainen still struggling with the injury he sustained against Wolverhampton Wanderers on New Year's Eve, Bogdan is expected to continue in goal when Bolton face Macclesfield Town in the FA Cup on Saturday.

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