David Rozehnal: No return to Newcastle please

David Rozehnal is now at Lazio on loan from Newcastle United for until the end of the season. He hasn’t been a regular at all at the Olimpic Stadium since his January transfer and has made just two first-team appearances till now.

But the Czech international defender insists that he wants to say at Lazio and not move back to uncaring Newcastle in the summer and is expecting a permanent deal in the summer. He says:

We will see what Lazio decide in the summer. Of course I would like to stay here as long as possible.

Of course, the city is more pleasant than Newcastle. I get up in the morning and it is 18 degrees. That is one of the factors that helps me against a bad mood.

Either it turns out well for me and Lazio will want me on a permanent stay, or I will return to Newcastle. A lot is at stake.

I came to Lazio to play football. I am not happy about it but what can I do. I don’t know if I would be playing more at Newcastle.

I came to Rome with a view to getting better prepared for Euro 2008, but that is still a long way away.

I need to do well at Lazio because I am fighting for my place in the team.

Some players are never happy no matter whichever player they play for. The flaws lie in themselves and sooner they come to accept that, the better. Mr. Rozehnal, are you listening?

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