David Rozehnal seems to be settling in quite well at Newcastle and he will play his second game for Newcastle this afternoon at Carlisle.
Turns out that the 27-year-old Czech Republic international (born July 5th, 1980) won honors with both Bruges and Paris St Germain, and is determined to help Newcastle win a trophy as soon as possible.
Rozehnal said today:
“I have already won some trophies with Bruges and Paris St Germain, and that is a nice time for the players and the supporters, and it’s the best for the people who work for the team.â€
“I hope we will do our best and move on this season and try to win something.”
Rozehnal has had to get used to different cultures in both Belgium and France since leaving his native country, but appears to have quickly settled into life on Tyneside since he already speaks English.
“It should be a little bit easier for us because my wife and I speak English.”
“That will help because when we moved to Belgium, they spoke just Flemish, then in France, nobody spoke English, which was a disaster for me.â€
“My wife learned French in four months, but for me, it was a little bit of a problem. “But I feel really good here.
We have already found a house and my wife is pregnant and we have already found a doctor and all the important things for living here, so I am really happy.”
It’s good that David has settled in quickly with his wife being pregnant – and that’s one thing Sam is always keen on – to make sure the players are helped as much as possible to quickly settle in and have everything they need. It’s important that the wife is happy and certainly happy players play well for the team.
As fans will have noticed David speaks very good English so that will help him settle in at Newcastle. Sam has said David is a quiet lad â€“ but as long as he isn’t quiet on the field â€“ as one of our failings in defense (until Steven Taylor came along) was nobody would talk at the back. That didn’t help with the communication between players. The back four next season will probably contain 3 new players with Steven Taylor the only one to keep his position from last season.
We also don’t know where Sam will play Nobby Solano â€“ but since Sam wants to spread the goals around – he may play Nobby in his more accustomed role on the right wing â€“ although James Milner will very likely be the starter in that position.
We think Rozehnal can turn out to be an excellent buy for around Â£3M – and can help form the backbone of the very strong team Sam is building. Winning trophies of course is what it’s all about in the end – but David already knows that.