Craig Gardner: 'Simon Mignolet among the best'

Gardner: 'Mignolet among the best'
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Craig Gardner feels that Sunderland's Simon Mignolet should be regarded as one of the world's best goalkeepers.

Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner believes that his teammate Simon Migonlet is one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Belgium international Mignolet has earned a number of plaudits for his performances between the posts for the Black Cats this season.

Having previously played in the same team as Brad Friedel and Joe Hart, Gardner has insisted that Mignolet can claim to be on the same level as those two experienced keepers.

"I've been so fortunate throughout my career to play alongside some top keepers," he told the club's official website. "I've played with Brad and Joe and they're great – Simon is in the same category.

"People say that Joe is the best keeper in the world; I think that Simon's definitely up there with the best and I'm sure other people will agree."

Mignolet, 24, joined Sunderland in 2010 from Saint-Truiden.

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