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:
â€œIt would have been much more difficult for me had we lost but it was a mistake by me,â€ â€œThatâ€™s football â€“ everyone makes mistakes.â€ â€œIf it had finished 1-1 or 1-0 I would have been thinking about it more. But we got the three points and thatâ€™s the most important thing.â€
â€œWhen the goal went in I tried to follow the game because if Iâ€™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.â€
The match was the second in succession at St Jamesâ€™ where the opposition scored first but Newcastle came back into the game. That’s something that Rozehnal thinks is a very good sign:
â€œItâ€™s a good sign that weâ€™ve come from one goal down in our last two games,â€ â€œItâ€™s always good when you change a result. Itâ€™s always better to keep clean sheets and win 1-0 or 2-0 but it shows weâ€™re fighting to the end.â€
â€œItâ€™s nice to live in a city like Newcastle where you see a lot of people wearing the Newcastle shirt. Even if itâ€™s three degrees!â€ Itâ€™s strange for me but I like it.” â€œSome 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.â€
â€œWe 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 weâ€™re down they will support us.â€
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.