Jussi Jaaskelainen is no stranger to the Barclays Premier League, but the West Ham United goalkeeper has further staked his claim as top-flight great after an impressive start to the 2012/13 season.
After ending 14 years with Bolton Wanderers, Jaaskelainen joined West Ham and has instantly established himself as Big Sam's No1, keeping three clean sheets in four league starts.
Speaking after the 0-0 draw at Norwich City, the former Finland international was delighted to have added another one to his growing collection.
Jussi, that's another game, another clean sheet and another point on the board. You must be delighted with the start both you and the club have made?
JJ - "It has been a very good start to the season. You can see we are continuing to build together as a team and to have kept three clean sheets in four games is obviously a very good start. But to come away from home against a good side in Norwich with another clean sheet and another point is very pleasing."
You haven't been tested as much as you could have been this season, particularly against Fulham, but on Saturday you really proved your worth to the team with a number of impressive stops?
JJ - "Sometimes you have to be there to help out the team in certain situations and on Saturday I was able to do just that. The biggest disappointment for us was to not get a goal in the first half and that maybe in the second half our attacking play didn't have the same quality it could have."
You are 37-years-old now, so do you still get the same buzz when you hear the fans leaving the game saying 'Jasskelainen really helped our side earn a point today' and so on?
JJ - "To me it doesn't matter what people say, it is all about the involvement. I have a new challenge this season at a new club after being at the same one for 14 years playing week in week out. So now I hope to get into that same rhythm again and keep picking up clean sheets and points along the way."
West Ham United were without a first-choice goalkeeper when you arrived. Has that helped you settle, knowing that the club need you?
JJ - "For me it is always the same wherever you are. I try to work hard throughout the week to make sure I am ready for the game on Saturday. It helps that I have played in the Premier League before and I already know Sam (Allardyce) and his backroom staff. I really like the way they look after their players and hopefully I can repay them by keeping my performance levels at the same heights they have been so far this season. As a goalkeeper it is all about consistency."
Is being second-choice goalkeeper a difficult and frustrating position to be in, or is it more about remaining focused and taking your chance when called upon?
JJ - "Yes, but that is the way it is. Last season I was injured over the Christmas period so the manager had to put his trust in another goalkeeper, but that is what football is like. I was lucky enough to play for 14 years week in week out but I also had times in my career where I was on the bench. When this happened I made sure I kept working hard to ensure that when I got my chance I was ready and I took it."
Winston Reid narrowly beat you to the Man of the Match award on Saturday, which was a controversial decision wasn't it?!
JJ - "It doesn't matter! I would take a clean sheet over man of the match every week of the season.. Winston is a very good player and he has started the season well. The whole team is also defending well and we still have the likes of Tonks (James Tomkins) ready to come in and impress. We have very good strength in depth, I know Sam likes to bring in quality players and you can see the squad is very good, hopefully we will all stay fit and if we don't the players who don't start every game need to ensure they're ready to step in."