Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce has been talking to the Evening Chronicle about why David Rozehnal was left out of the side last Sunday against Everton.
We had thought that it was because David’s wife had just given birth to a baby boy, but apparently that wasn’t the only reason David was left out of the team.
David Rozehnal – wife gave birth to their first child, a boy, last week – congratulations!
Big Sam explained to the Evening Chronicle his decision to drop defender David Rozehnal to the bench, for Sunday’s win over Everton.
“David’s had a great joy in his life last week, with his wife giving birth to a son,”
“Unfortunately, from his point of view, it’ll be a huge disappointment that he was on the bench.”
“He’s a terrific lad, who’s done even better than I had expected already by playing a number of Premier League games one after the other.”
Big Sam now feels that Rozehnal – who is off with the Czech Republic team during the international break, will be better off for the experience.
Sam went on:
“My job is to allow some time to sit down, reflect and learn.” “A little bit of a rest is sometimes the best thing to do.”“And I felt that was the right thing to do based on our performance at Manchester City.”
Seems like Sam wasn’t fully satisfied with David’s play at Manchester City, but Rozehnal has played really well for the side this season and seems to have settled down well at the club. But Sam knows what he’s doing, so a rest it is for David.
There’s one thing that’s becoming very clear – and that’s competition for the central defense positions will be fierce this season. We have Cacapa, Faye, Rozehnal and Taylor all fighting it out for the 2 starting positions. But that’s the sign of a strong squad isn’t it?
Comments always welcome.