David Rozehnal has been speaking to Lee Ryder of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and talked about 3 upcoming games.
The first one is tonight against Ireland, when he will be up against team-mate Shay Given in the Czech Republic vs Ireland European qualifier.Â The second is Newcastle’s vital 3rd round Carling Cup tie at the Emirates stadium on Tuesday, 25th September, when he will be up against Czech team-mate Tomas Rosicky and David really wants to win that game.
Then David talks about the next game he plays after tonights international â€“ which is Newcastle’s league game at Pride Park on Monday evening against Derby County.Â Let’s take a look at what David has been saying.
David Rozehnal – plays well with experienced Brazilian Claudio Cacapa in Newcastle defense
Looking ahead to the game with Ireland tonight David said:
â€œWe have to win tonight.â€ â€œIt would have been difficult to go away for duty on the back of a defeat.â€ â€œBut we won and we set off knowing we had to win both games for the Czech Republic.”
The Czechs had a rather easy win against San Marino on Saturday with Rozehnal looking very cool and calm at the heart of the Czech Republic defense. It will be an interesting game tonight in which Ireland need a win to keep their qualification hopes alive.
After the clash in Prague, Rozehnal will head back home to Newcastle to get a few days with Sam Allardyce and the rest of the Magpies squad before the important game on Monday evening at Derby. David has played solidly alongside experienced Brazilian Claudio Cacapa and hopefully gone are the days of Newcastle’s soft center in defense. David obviously likes playing with the very experienced Cacapa as he continued:
â€œI enjoy playing with Cacapa. I speak a little French and our communication is good.â€ â€œHe is not so young, he has plenty of experience and we need that.â€ â€œThis team has a lot of players with experience now.â€
â€œThey can mix it with younger players like Steven Taylor, who has been playing right-back.â€ â€œThe defense has been playing well, but it isnâ€™t just the defense, the whole team has been doing well.â€
â€œItâ€™s always a great feeling to get three points and I think we have been doing a good job so far.â€ â€œWe are ready to continue our good start.â€
David then talked about his Czech team mate Thomas Rosicky who he will face in the 3rd round of the Carling Cup in London on 25th September:
â€œI have been speaking to Tomas about the game on international dutyâ€ â€œWe have had a few jokes about it but we are both looking forward to the game.â€ â€œAs soon as I heard the draw I thought of Tomas.â€
â€œIt will be a difficult game but this is football and we know if you are to be successful you need to win those games.â€ â€œThatâ€™s why you play, to test yourself against the best players.â€ â€œIt will be a big game for us and hopefully it will be a winning game for us.â€
Rozehnal has already helped Newcastle to 3 clean sheets in the first 5 games since arriving from PSG and we’re sure the more clean sheets we can get, the more games we will win. When you have a strike force that includes Michael Owen and Oba Martins always ready to nick goals, Newcastle must fancy their chances in almost every game in which they can contain the opposing side. We hope to continue our good run at Pride Park next Monday, and bank another valuable 3 points and hopefully another clean sheet.