David Rozehnal is going to be a very important player for Newcastle United this season and the Â£2.9M signing from PSG has looked good in all the games he has played so far for Newcastle.
He talked after the game on Saturday with Newcastle World TV and said some interesting things.
Let’s take a look at what David said.
David Rozehnal – great signing by Sam for Â£2.9M
David talked to Newcastle World TV first about his debut at Bolton on Saturday:
“It was a physical test against a strong team but I thought we defended well as team,”
“Every game that I and Steven play together it’s getting better and better and it is working.â€
“I accept that the Premiership will be physically hard and there is a lot to get used to, for example kicking-off at 3pm on a Saturday is even unusual for me, but I’m really enjoying it.â€
“It was a great start to the season for us and the first-half was unbelievable.”
“We came to get three points and we’re delighted to have done that.”
While we thought Steven Taylor had another strong game he has a bad habit of rushing into tackles in the penalty area and before long he’s going to give away a penalty. That was noted by the commentators on Saturday. Steven needs to calm down a little, especially in and around the area. To be fair to Steven we know he’s still learning and both David and Steven played very well in the second half to seal the 3 points.
Rozehnal went on:
“If we do our job at the back then our strikers will score,”
“Oba’s first goal was fantastic and when you are in defense it is great to have players in the team you know can score goals like that.”
The Czech International himself came close to opening the scoring after just failing to get on the end of Charles N’Zogbia’s superb free-kick which eventually nestled in Jussi Jaaskelainen’s bottom corner. It was Rozehnal’s challenge that seemed to put the goalkeeper off, and allow the ball to go across him into the net.
David went on:
“I think it was really close but it was Charles’ goal,”
“It was a brilliant free-kick and it was difficult for the goalkeeper because he expected someone to get a touch on it.â€
“Of course I would have liked to score on my debut but I’m just happy it went in and we got the three points.”
We think Rozehnal has looked classy for Newcastle, and we know he’s still adjusting to football in England. But he certainly seems to have the skill, character and determination to be a stalwart for Newcastle for many years to come. We certainly hope so. Oh, and one last thing – what a great guy to boot!