David Rozehnal has admitted he is becoming frustrated with life at Newcastle.
The Czech Republic international defender was signed in a £2.9million deal from Paris St Germain by former manager Sam Allardyce, but he has been played out of position by new boss Kevin Keegan.
He told Pravo: “I am bitter. I was looking forward very much to coming to Newcastle after playing at Club Brugge and PSG.
“Now I am not sure if this looks like a dream spell. I did not expect I would be sitting on the bench.
“Once I play as right-back, then left-back. Then in right midfield, or as a defensive midfielder.
“For instance, in the FA Cup fixture against Arsenal the coach wanted me to play in centre midfield like when I played against Bolton, but Enrique injured himself so I was put in defence. I don’t like such rotation.”
“I don’t want to drop out of it ahead of Euro 2008. Training (sessions) at Newcastle are of a high-quality but game practice is irreplaceable.”
Rozehnal plans to speak with Keegan over his plans for the future, and is determined to fight for his place.
He said: “He promised to speak to us individually. I want to know his ideas and therefore know what I can expect.
“I like competition, it is useful. There are four equally-talented players for my position. I admit that the team composition is up to our coach and don’t complain at all.
“But I think we are on the same level, I am not worse than them. Moreover, I showed some good performances at the beginning.
“That is why I am so sad that I don’t play as much as I wish to. That is why I don’t feel as well as I felt in Brugge or in Paris. I will fight on.”