David Rozehnal had a decent game in the midfield holding role last Saturday, and is looking forward to our next two games, both away to Arsenal at the Emirates this Saturday in the FA Cup 4th round, and then on Tuesday in the Premier League.
David Rozehnal – center-back filled in defensive midfield last Saturday
David told the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œWe are geared up for all games but the games against Arsenal are always huge.â€ â€œJust like Manchester United, Chelsea or Liverpool we look forward to them.â€â€œNow we have two games very quickly against Arsenalâ€
â€œItâ€™s always difficult against Arsenal but the only thing we are thinking about is going through to round five of the FA Cup and then taking three points on Tuesday.â€
â€œWe must show them that we can fight and how dangerous we can be.â€
â€œThereâ€™s no reason why we cannot do well in these games.â€
Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan started Rozehnal in a holding midfield role against Bolton Wanderers but we’re not sure if he’ll be used again in that position on Saturday against Arsenal.
Rozehnal thinks there were a lot of good things to take out of the 0-0 draw against Bolton Wanderers last Saturday, as he continued:
“It was disappointing but we kept a clean sheet.â€ â€œWe were much better than Bolton even though we didnâ€™t score.â€
â€œThere were some mistakes but I felt good after the game.â€
Keegan was at least pleased with the level of commitment of his players last Saturday and they turned in one of the best, if not the best home performance of the season when they thrashed Stoke City 4-1 last Wednesday. That was just hours after Kevin had been appointed Newcastle manager for the second time.
David then talked about the view of the players since Kevin was appointed a week ago:
â€œItâ€™s never easy to play straight after a manager has been appointed.â€
â€œI think we showed the manager that he has a good team and he can build from here.â€
It will be interesting to see if David will play at the Emirates on Saturday since we would expect Nicky Butt to be back, following his two game suspension. Alan Smith is also available for selection, but Emre still has a game to serve before he’s back.
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