Sunderland striker Michael Chopra has got just 3 goals to his name all season but most of the season he has featured on the right wing. But the former Newcastle United player says that he wants to play in his preferred position as a striker but insists that he would play anywhere as long as his manager Roy Keane is satisfied with him.
It’s not my preferred position to play out on the right but that’s just the way things have gone recently. I was delighted when the manager told me I was starting up front against Wigan in the last match, it was great news. But then Roy O’Donovan went off in the first 15 minutes and I could see Rade Prica warming up on the side of the pitch. was thinking ‘oh please don’t put me on the right wing. But if the manager needs to do a job on the right or the left, I’ll be happy to do that.
The fact is that Chopra has to play wherever his manager Keane wants him to play. After all, the Black Cats are fighting relegation from the Premier League this season and the manager has to be trusted.