"Kasper has done very well and if I had all three of my keepers available, including Joe Hart, I can see no reason why I would change Schmeichel now," the former England coach said. "He has been absolutely perfect, so it is up to the others to show me that they are better."
Indeed, Eriksson says that Schmeichel exudes many of the qualities that made his father one of the world's best goalkeepers. "He comes off his line well and makes himself big, although his father was taller and bigger than he is," the Swede said. "His penalty save at Arsenal was excellent, and when that happened I felt we would get something from the game." Manchester City has nine points from four games and is in second place in the English Premier League table, one point behind leader Chelsea.