This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Player view’ series, this content strand is where we put ourselves in the shoes of a given player, and offer an opinion-based outlook on the perspective on the situation at hand…
Reading have had an awful start to the season and find themselves in the relegation zone after just 11 games of the new campaign.
It’s seen slow progress from the last campaign, despite the Royals improving in terms of their performances on the pitch. They haven’t been able to find the goal and one man who has missed a number of chances in front of the net is George Puscas.
The striker signed from Inter Milan in the summer, and has been hotly tipped to go on and have a great career. He scored twice on his home debut against Cardiff, but since then has failed to net a Championship goal.
Now Jose Gomes has been sacked and Mark Bowen has replaced the Portuguese man as he looks to try and turn the football club around and head them up the table.
Puscas will probably be wondering whether he made the right choice in coming to the Royals, reports at the time he signed stated that there were a number of different clubs involved but he chose Reading and will be hoping to justify that decision in the coming months.
The Romanian forward will probably be thinking that he might have been sold something that wasn’t happening at the club. Puscas would have most likely spoken to Gomes during the summer, and now whatever he said becomes irrelevant.
The striker has to keep trying and get some of his confidence back, something Bowen must make a priority, and he did hint at that in his earlier press conference.
Puscas will be feeling like he couldn’t be any further away from the Premier League, but we all know that in football a couple of good results can change everything, especially in the Championship. He has to make sure that he keeps putting the effort in, and then he’ll be rewarded.
A strike partner would be ideal for the striker, and Bowen has a number of options that could partner him at the top end of the pitch. If he is to get going once more, he has to be the main man and be given the responsibility of scoring the important goals.