Gera hoping for wing role
Fulham's Zoltan Gera is hoping to play out wide more under Mark Hughes, rather than in an advanced position.
By Juha Pal
Last Updated: 07/10/10 3:29pm
Fulham forward Zoltan Gera is hoping to play out wide more under Mark Hughes, rather than in an advanced position.
Gera does not believe his style of play is suited to a striker role which Hughes demands, whereas he does enjoy operating out wide.
The talented schemer believes that with a little patience and hard work he can become a regular under Hughes.
"I really enjoy training but (Hughes') tactics differ from Roy Hodgson's," he told skysports.com. "Hughes wants a strong striker who can run into the space and hold the ball, but I'm not that kind of player.
"My best chance to play is on either wing where I also like playing. In 4-4-2 our wingers are not very close to the touchline. They can play quite free football. They can run into the centre part of the pitch. This fits my style.
"I'm happy to see that I may have the possibility to play as a winger. I'm patient and know that if I go on like this then I'll be a regular member of the starting line-up."
Hodgson worked wonders during his time at Fulham, although he has failed to make an immediate impact with his new club Liverpool.
Gera feels for Hodgson and knows that it will take time for the experienced tactician to stamp his authority on Anfield.
"This is a tough time for Hodgson," he continued. "Liverpool played another type of football before under their ex-manager (Rafa Benitez).
"I think Hodgson is trying to shape the team to play the way he imagined. The building of the team - like at any other team - takes some time."