David Rozehnal has nailed down a first team spot at Lazio in the last few games, and is keen to stay at the Rome club.
David Rozehnal – wants to stay at Lazio
The Czech Republic international has been on loan at Lazio from Newcastle since January, after failing to hold down a regular first-team spot at the Tyneside club.
However, recently he has started to enjoy more success in Rome and his confidence has improved:
“In the last five games I have played from the start and it has given me the self-confidence I had when I was playing for Paris St Germain,”
“Everything is looking to be returning to normal, I hope it will continue this way.”
David has been included in the Czech Republic’s training squad ahead of Euro 2008, but is still unsure about where he will be next August.
Rozehnal wants to stay at Lazio, but only if he can be guaranteed regular opportunities.
“I have not played as much I have wanted to,” “Now it is up to Lazio to make a decision.”
“If I was playing then I would definitely come. It is important for me to play regularly.”
“I would not like to struggle here in a situation where I play one game and sit out the next three.”
David will certainly not be returning to Tyneside, unless Newcastle have trouble selling him in the summer. We paid Â£2.9M for David from PSG last summer, and we’d certainly like to at least get our money back on the Czech International.
But David is a reasonably good player, and a good performance in Euro 2008 should guarantee a decent club coming after him, if indeed Lazio decide not to make his deal permanent.