The penalty-saving Inter keeper desperate to taste Champions League football

As Simon Mignolet would no doubt attest, becoming first-choice goalkeeper at one of Europe’s most prestigious clubs is no small feat.

For the men between the posts, it is relatively easy to build a solid reputation away from the limelight, where the reduced pressure and attention on smaller clubs sees impressive performances rewarded with high praise. Doing just that at Sunderland, Mignolet was labeled “the best goalkeeper in the league” by both Joe Hart and Brendan Rodgers.

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