Gudjohnsen ready for challenge
Eidur Gudjohnsen is ready to meet the challenges set by Monaco boss Guy Lacombe.
By Patrcik Haond
Last Updated: 01/09/09 11:25am
Eidur Gudjohnsen is ready to meet the challenges set by Monaco manager Guy Lacombe after agreeing a deal in France.
The former Bolton and Chelsea striker was a target of West Ham after it became clear he was to leave Barcelona, but the Iceland ace has opted for a switch to Ligue 1.
Gudjohnsen scored just 10 goals in his three years at Camp Nou, however, he is now aiming to rediscover his clinical touch.
New Monaco boss Lacombe, who took over in June, is keen for the 30-year-old to bring goals and experience as he moulds his inherited squad.
Gudjohnsen hopes he can live up to those expectations, telling L'Equipe: "It has been done. I am a Monaco player.
"It is a new challenge for me at a prestigious club with a big history. The coach expects me to bring experience and score goals. That is fine by me."
Gudjohnsen is also looking forward to the opportunity of regular first-team football after falling out of favour with European champions Barcelona.
"I played as a midfielder for Barcelona," he added.
"But I will be happy to play as a striker or in midfield. I was not playing enough at Barcelona. All I want to do is play football."