Tamas Kadar was an up and coming young Hungarian defender at Newcastle.
Tamas Kadar – while at Huddersfield in January
But he has been hit by injury in two of his last three seasons, and last season he was hardly ever fit.
Tamas’ season ended with a hamstring injury, when he went on loan to Lee Clark’s Huddersfield Town in January, but his season ended that same month after only one appearance for the Terriers.
The lad is a good player and had looked good in the final half of Newcastle’s promotion season in 2010, when he primarily played at left back, a nd he has already been capped once at the full Hungarian level in that position, after playing for all the Hungarian Youth sides.
In fact, at the beginning of last year two of you brightest young prospects were Tamas and Haris Vuckic, but both had injury interrupted seasons last term.
With Jose Enrique’s future a big question mark on Tyneside all this year, Kadar is now looking at a possible first team place at left back.
Of course last season a certain 19 year-old Irishman called Shane Ferguson came though big time, and Swansea City’s Welsh International left-back, Neil Taylor, is due to sign for the club next week,
So there will be competition for that left back spot even if Jose leaves because Newcatsle will bring in a top left back as a replacement for Jose too.
But there’s nothing wrong with competition for places, and Tamas is still a potentially good player, but next season will be a critical one for Kadar at Newcastle – that’s also very true.
Kadar did play in the Toulon Tournament (officially the Tournoi Espoirs de Toulon) this summer, which is a football tournament featuring invited national teams composed of under-21 players,
Kadar talked to the local Newcastle press corps today:
“I feel very strong now after playing three games in five days in the Toulon tournament.”
“I feel good about myself, and now my next aim is to have a very good pre-season and prove to the manager he can use me in the games in the Premier League.”
“I am back home now because Hungary didn’t make it to the semi-final. We had the three games and started the tournament very well with a good win over China.”
“Unfortunately we lost to Mexico and their quality players couldn’t be stopped.” “But we fought back with a draw against France and were leading in the game.”
“We worked hard but could only pick up a point against the biggest team in the tournament.” “If we could have won it we would have been in the last four and then anything can happen.”
“But our dream died in that game. It was good to play in those games for Hungary because I had been out since January.” “During that time I was unable to play matches because of the injury, but I’m glad to be fit once again.”;
“We can look forward to the future now as a team at Newcastle.” “My aim is to get fit and if we work hard as a team we can make things happen.”
It is very difficult for manager Alan Pardew, because he will not have seen Tamas play too much, but will have been told about the lad’s abilities.
Kadar is currently back home in Hungary, and will return with the rest of the Newcastle squad in 9 days time.
Pre-season will be so important for Tamas, and then Alan Pardew will have to decide whether to send him out on loan or whether he is good enough to fight for a place in Newcastle’s back four next season.
Apparently Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark is keen to take Tamas back on loan at the Galpharm Stadium, but first of all Tamas will try to impress the new manager on Tyneside.