20-year-old Hungarian Tamas Kadar is one of Newcastle’s top youngsters, but we wonder how many games he’s going to get through the end of this year.
Tamas Kadar – top youngster at Newcastle
Tamas has had a difficult start this season, since a hamstring injury forced him out of all of Newcastle’s pre-season friendly games.
But Kadar eventually made his return against Accrington Stanley in the Carling Cup 2nd round, and was outstanding and very solid for Newcastle in that game, and caught the eye.
It also turns out he got through Saturday’s 1-0 defeat, playing for the Hungarian Under-21 side in Szekesfehervar against Wales, and it cannot be too long before Tamas makes the full Hungarian squad.
But with Williamson and Coloccini in such good form at Newcastle, and Sol Campbell almost fit and Steven Taylor back in about 5 weeks time, we wonder how many games Tamas will get this year? Not too many.
Kadar has a game in Budapest for the Under-21s against Bosnia tomorrow night, and says he is ready for the challenge at Newcastle.
He told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I’m always ready for my chance.” “I missed all the pre-season games – everything – it has been a nightmare for me.” “I don’t want to get any more injuries – I want to be fit every time, and show the fans I can play in the first team.”
“I’m just working very hard to see what will happen.” “I’m happy to be back.” “It was my first game at Accrington, and it was tough.” “It was the first game that I’d played 90 minutes.”
“And I really enjoyed playing again with the lads, and now I’m looking forward to more games.” “I was training with the lads for the first week of pre-season, and then I got injured.”
“I was working very hard with the fitness coaches so I could play 90 minutes and that is starting to happen again.”
Kadar was signed by Newcastle in January of 2007, just after Kevin Keegan was appointed manager, and came to Tyneside with high hopes of making the grade quickly at the Newcastle club.
But the 20 year-old has had some injuries, which may slowed down his development just a little bit, but he still shows massive potential and when he’s played for Newcastle he’s never let the side down, and has looked solid at either center-back or left-back.
Kadar still remains optimistic he can get into Hungary’s senior side this season, and even as early as the October 2012 European qualifying game against San Marino, as he told the Evening Chronicle today:
“As I was injured, there was no chance I could play for the first team in August.” “But maybe I will get the chance to make my debut for the senior team quite soon.”
“I was told I was always to play two games for the Under-21s against Wales and Bosnia.”
We cannot see Tamas getting too many games through the end of the year at Newcastle, and think he could be sent out on loan to a Championship side or even a Premier League side, so he can get the first team experience he will need to further develop as a player.
What do you think?