Newcastle center-back David Rozehnal has given a surprising interview to Pravo, in which he says he is bitter at Newcastle United.
Rozehnal – surprisingly negative comments from our Czech International
David told Pravo today:
“I am bitter. I was looking forward very much to coming to Newcastle after playing at Club Brugge and PSG.â€ “Now I am not sure if this looks like a dream spell. I did not expect I would be sitting on the bench.â€
“Once I play as right-back, then left-back. Then in right midfield, or as a defensive midfielder.â€ “For instance, in the FA Cup fixture against Arsenal the coach wanted me to play in center midfield like when I played against Bolton, but Enrique injured himself so I was put in defence.”
“I don’t like such rotation.” “I don’t want to drop out of it ahead of Euro 2008. Training (sessions) at Newcastle are of a high-quality but game practice is irreplaceable.”
Rozehnal, who apparently has been linked with Lazio and Real Zaragoza, plans to speak with Keegan over his plans for the future, but still says he is determined to fight for his place.
“He promised to speak to us individually. I want to know his ideas and therefore know what I can expect.â€“I like competition, it is useful. There are four equally-talented players for my position. I admit that the team composition is up to our coach and don’t complain at all.â€
“But I think we are on the same level, I am not worse than them. Moreover, I showed some good performances at the beginning.â€
“That is why I am so sad that I don’t play as much as I wish to. That is why I don’t feel as well as I felt in Brugge or in Paris. I will fight on.”
David though has a bad habit of making mistakes that lead to goals, and he has made such mistakes at Newcastle. But if he is this unhappy we may see him moved out in the summer, depending on what Keegan has in mind for the summer transfers.
We only want players who want to play for the club, and in all honesty he has hardly set the Premiership alight in his time at Newcastle, although he has looked a decent enough player.
Weâ€™re surprised and a little disappointed by this outburst, and think David should have talked to Kevin Keegan first, before expressing these views in the press.
What do you think?