Jan Oblak: I’m not at my highest level yet

Jan Oblak has dismissed concerns about the release clause in his Atletico Madrid release and insists: “I’m not at my highest level yet.”

The Slovenian shot-stopper recently penned a new deal at Atleti but his release clause only went up from €100m to €120m – a figure viewed as attainable by leading European clubs.

“Clauses are just numbers in contracts,” Oblak responded in an interview with Marca.

“If the intention of the player is to continue and the club want you to stay, then you are where you want to be.

“It is a number that changes nothing, no matter if its €1m or €200m. The most important thing is that both parties are happy and follow the same path.

“Being called the world’s best? It is an important compliment. You work a lifetime for that. It's good, and it shows that you are on the right path.

“Each person has their favourite player but the more people say it the better way you will be. It is not necessary to think too much about it or worry about it.

“Every day is a new chance to improve. I'm not at the highest level yet. I can improve. With that I am sure that collective titles also arrive, which is the important thing. Surely with everyone's help we can get it.”

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