Milan Jovanovic has made an astonishing outburst after failing to hold down a regular place in Roy Hodgson’s starting XI. The Serbian, who joined Liverpool on a free transfer during the summer, was Rafa Benitez’ last purchase and has yet failed to impress; leaving the 29-year-old reconsidering his future after just three months.
“I am starting to find the time dragging on” he said.
“I’m a fighter, but if things do not sort themselves out I will change club – even though it is too soon to think about it yet”.
While he has seemed to fall down the pecking order, Jovanovic insists that he is on form and should be in contention for a regular starting place; while simultaneously venting his frustrations at failing to even appear as a sub.
“I’m on form, I’m working hard and I have started eight competitive games.
“But I’ve not been in the starting XI for the last few matches – and I’ve not even come on as a sub.”
Perhaps the biggest frustration for the Serb comes in the form of the style of football that is played within the gates of Anfield as Roy Hodgson and his men seem intent on playing a more defensive style of football than Milan was used to at his former club Liege:
“I have to adapt to a new system over here. I have to defend all the time.
“Just three or four teams in the Premier league play attractive football. The others set great store by commitment, discipline and defending”.
This could be a case of an interview being lost in translation; however, should Milan believe that such an outburst will help his cause then he has another thing coming. All those who have made a public outburst have subsequently failed to feature in the following weeks - Albert Riera and Ryan Babel being prime examples.
Jovanovic also back-tracked on any previous statement’s that he made in regards to his enjoyment of life on Anfield, hinting that he may well move back to his former club.
“I miss Standard and the city of Liege.”
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