Rozehnal – We Have Great Supporters

David Rozehnal was at fault for our first goal against Birmingham on Saturday, but after the game he seemed very relived that the team came through with a win. David seems very much a team man at Newcastle.


David Rozehnal – made error after 9 minutes on Saturday

And it was the second time in 4 days the team had gone a goal down and fought back for a result. But the 27-year-old Czech was honest enough to admit it had been hard for him to forget his error during the game.

David talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning about the game:

“It would have been much more difficult for me had we lost but it was a mistake by me,” “That’s football – everyone makes mistakes.” “If it had finished 1-1 or 1-0 I would have been thinking about it more. But we got the three points and that’s the most important thing.”

“When the goal went in I tried to follow the game because if I’d kept thinking about the goal I would have been lost. I thought about it a lot during the game but now I prefer to think about good things.”

The match was the second in succession at St James’ where the opposition scored first but Newcastle came back into the game. That’s something that Rozehnal thinks is a very good sign:

“It’s a good sign that we’ve come from one goal down in our last two games,” “It’s always good when you change a result. It’s always better to keep clean sheets and win 1-0 or 2-0 but it shows we’re fighting to the end.”

“It’s nice to live in a city like Newcastle where you see a lot of people wearing the Newcastle shirt. Even if it’s three degrees!” It’s strange for me but I like it.” “Some people recognize me in the street and say really nice things to me which also helps. You take pleasure and confidence for that and feel much better.”

“We just want to play like we did in the last three games. If we keep taking three points everybody will like us! We have great supporters and even if we’re down they will support us.”

We think David Rozehnal will make the grade at Newcastle, but he is still getting used to the pace and physical nature of the game in England. But we think he has everything it takes to become successful on Tyneside, including a great attitude.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • George

    Dec 10, 2007 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #1

    Just what has happened to Rozenhals form.
    When he first came he was a delight to watch, a good defender and grafted. Of late we all know how he has played, so much so that he was no better than having Titus Bramble in the team. Is it something to do with our coaches or training methods. For his sake i hope he finds his way again and starts showing us why he was bought.

  • Indian toon

    Dec 10, 2007 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #2

    we are all with you rozy.!!

  • Bill F

    Dec 10, 2007 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #3

    George, ditto.

    Have to say that Tititus seems to be rubbing off onto his team mates at Wigan. I have always defended him but after watching the highlights on the beeb it gets harder to do.

    Whatever was Steve Bruce thinking about going from Brum to them.

  • Otter

    Dec 10, 2007 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Can’t agree with George. Even on recent form Rozenhal’s not nearly as bad as Bramble.

    It is fair to ask what’s happened with him, though. Is it coaching, or being taken out of the first team for Cacapa and Faye? Whatever it is, his recent tendency to make all-or-nothing tackles high up the pitch instead of delaying, forcing his man sideways and onto the weaker foot is a real concern. Despite the plaudits, our central defence really rode its luck against Arsenal, and we can’t keep on like that.

  • Leo

    Dec 10, 2007 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #5

    it was also taylors fault for the goal. he simply stopped running once the ball was played, if he had kept on running rozehnal may have then thought i will just run him out wide and goal may have been evaded, but then rozehnal made the wrong decision also. and given didnt look determined enough to stop him by making himself as hard to get round.

  • Hadrian

    Dec 10, 2007 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #6

    guy plays at international level for a reason , just needs time adjusting to the prem .

  • SGToon

    Dec 11, 2007 at 5:02 AM

    Comment #7

    I think its just jitters. Playing in Premier League, for the best supported and vocal team….it’ll get to you.

    Wouldn’t anyone be?

  • evil dick

    Dec 11, 2007 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #8

    no way is he like titus, he’s having a poor run of form that’s all.


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