Not many players would be happy with life struggling for survival in the top flight but Birmingham City’s striker James McFadden is one of a kind. He decided to leave UEFA Champions League hopefuls Everton last month and arrived to St. Andrew’s. But why? After all, for most of us, playing for Everton at the moment is much better than playing for the MIdlands club.
But McFadden wanted more playing time and thus decided to leave the Goodison. He says:
I have maybe swapped a fight to get into the Champions League for a relegation battle at Birmingham. But I would rather play every week in a relegation fight than be a bit-part player at Everton which was the case. I still maintain that Birmingham is a club with a lot of potential and I’ll be giving it my best shot to make sure we are not relegated and then we can regroup in the summer.
Again we have the same reason: more playing time. McFadden certainly is one player who wants to play football rather than collect his paycheck every week without coming on the pitch. He did score a sensational goal last season and a few of those in the remainder of the season in the Premiership could go a long way in saving Birmingham from sinking down.