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Vestergaard Says He Needs To Put Ego Away And Play
Wednesday, 17th Oct 2018 12:40

Jannik Vesteraard has spoken about his frustrations about being out of the team, read what he has to say here.

Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet quotes Jannik Vesteraard as saying

“Of course, I was disappointed that I did not get playing time at the World Cup. It’s therefore a challenge to maintain motivation along the way. "

Naturally, I have personal goals and ambitions with my career. And sometimes you may see yourself a bit better than reality reflects. I took part in fulfilling a role, and it is about overriding ego and my own needs. It is about tackling the challenge based on the principle that the team always comes first.”

The only problem is that he is speaking about his 16 month absence from the Denmark team ahead of his first game time since June 2018 when he played the full 90 minutes in his country's 2-0 win over Austria.

His words could equally apply to his time at Saints where after initially looking promising he has appeared to have lost his way somewhat and looked a lot short of being the domineering defender that Saints fans hoped that he would be.

Hopefully he will be applying this philosophy to regaining his spot in the starting XI at St Mary's where he found himself 4th choice central defender when Mark Hughes reverted to a three man defence for the first half against Chelsea.

Certainly we need him to do so and do so fast !

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1970 added 15:21 - Oct 17
Good words but it doesn't change the fact he is slower than time, so how do you improve that, unfortunately we didn't do the fit and proper test on the player before buying again, bum-muth have some quick players so we will see how many times he's done by a trick or bit of pace at the weekend if he plays

halftimeorange added 19:37 - Oct 17
Unfortunately, Jannik looks like a carthorse alongside sprinters. He appears unable to jump and can only win headers by leaning over shorter attackers. Also, like a number of Saints current first team he doesn't seem quite as fit as he should be - in fact, less fit than the others. I think MH is right to have left him out and, should he play at the weekend, he could be made to look foolish. Hughes really needs to galvanise the Saints players for this weekend otherwise the crowd could get on his back against Newcastle. We really need a result.

SanMarco added 10:11 - Oct 18
It does make you wonder how often our scouts actually watch some of these players before recommending a signature on a big cheque. This guy isn't going to get any quicker or more agile is he? I, of course, hope he improves but have decided not to hold my breath.

SaintBrock added 18:26 - Oct 20
Early days, let's not write him off just yet!

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