Not everyone is relishing the turnover at Newcastle United. Setanta Sports has reported that midfielder David Rozenhal is angry that he has been constantly overlooked for the club since he joined in the summer. So much so that the Czech international midfielder is all out to wrestle an explanation from his new manger Kevin Keegan.
Keegan promised to speak to us individually. I want to know his ideas and therefore know what I can expect. 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. But I think we are on the same level, I am not worse than them. Moreover, I showed some good performances at the beginning. am bitter. I was looking forward very much to coming to Newcastle after playing at Club Brugge and PSG. I did not expect I would be sitting on the bench. Once I play as right-back, then left-back. Then in right midfield, or as a defensive midfielder. For instance, in the FA Cup fixture against Arsenal the coach wanted me to play in centre 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 (the Czech team) ahead of Euro 2008. Training (sessions) at Newcastle are of a high-quality but game practice is irreplaceable.
Too bad that Rozenhal came out of the box on the last day of this month. Had he exressed his discount earlier, he could have been packed to another club where he could have played more football.