It’s been two years since Matej Vydra played for the Czech Republic.
The Burnley striker has had a busy period since with various loans and moves, and doesn’t feel he’s been settled enough to really kick on.
Now with the Czech squad, the 26 year old has been speaking to the local media, and it’s clear he’s frustrated about his time with Watford.
Vyrdra spent two spells on loan with the Hornets before moving there on a permanent deal, but is not entirely happy about how the spells went.
Quoted by iDNES, the Burnley player explained: “I advanced with Watford to the first division, signed a new contract, could taste it. But they kicked out a coach, took another one that did not like me and immediately sent me back to the second league… trying to get into the Premier League, then get there… And nothing.”
It was a scenario that perhaps shouldn’t have been a surprise for Vydra, because similar had happened before: “Before that, I played in the first league at West Brom, but I came back and I wanted to help Watford.
“I bought the house there, got a new contract and believed they were counting on me. But eventually they sent me away again. I was frustrated, but what could be done? I am in England for seven years, I play for five clubs and have about eighteen trainers.”
The striker feels this has impacted upon his national career and held him back.
The move to Burnley brought some words of wisdom from Sean Dyche: “I talked about it after coming to Burnley with coach Dyche. He said that when I first played in the Premier League at 21, I was still such a kid among footballers. And he thinks that after what I’ve been through, I’m ready now.”