Jan Bednarek finished last season well for Southampton and impressed fans who started to expect a breakthrough season for the Polish defender, but it hasn’t exactly gone that way.
The 22 year old was an unused substitute in Southampton’s first match of the Premier League season and then found himself out of the match-day squad. He did get the full match as Southampton beat Brighton in the EFL Cup, but he wants more to come quickly.
Now away with the Polish national squad, Bednarek has been speaking to TVP Sport about his situation at Southampton and made it clear he’s ready to fight for a place and hasn’t expected everything to be handed to him.
That said, the youngster also made it clear he’s not content to just continue waiting forever.
TVP quote the defender as saying: “I have no intention of waiting and I hope I won’t have to. From conversations with the trainer it appears that he counts on me. In the first matches, he decided not to do so, but the intensity of matches in the Premier League is enormous, and the coach made me understand that he would need me.”
The chats with Mark Hughes have certainly left the player expecting more game time at Southampton soon.