We watched Scotland beaten 3-1 yesterday, and Newcastle’s David Rozehnal played the full game for the Czech Republic.
David Rozehnal – will move to Lazio after Euro 2008?
We signed David last year from PSG for Â£2.8M but he never seemed to comfortable in the Premier league and made some major mistakes that gave away goals, although more often than not he looked a decent player.
Rozehnal of course went on loan to Lazio at the end of January, after Keegan was playing him as a defensive midfileder, and he looked quite good in yesterday’s game.
At 6’3″ tall, he is good in the air, but we don’t think he will return to Newcastle, and think his game is better suited to the Italian or Spanish leagues, where he should do well.
But it wouldn’t surprise us at all if the Å ternberk, Czechoslovakia born 27 year old has a good Euro 2008 tournament for his country.
He has played 42 times for the Czech Republic, and is still their number one choice at center-back. We would expect that a good tournament will see Lazio move in and take up their option to purchase the player.
The fee will probably be very close to the money we paid PSG for him a year ago.
It seems that David could never get used to the physical nature of the game in England, although he always looked a good professional.
Rozehnal appeared 21 times for Newcastle last season.