Liptak angered by Swans rebuff
Zoltan Liptak is close to signing a deal with Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim after being rejected by Swansea.
By Juha Pai Tibor
Last Updated: 01/10/11 2:01pm
Zoltan Liptak is close to signing a deal with Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim after being rejected by Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers following a short trial period.
The 26-year-old, who spent a brief stint on loan at Southampton as well as featuring for Southend, has been angered by the way he was treated at the end of his short stint at the Liberty Stadium.
The defender, who was released from Hungarian side Videoton, claims Rodgers told him he was not in the best physical shape and wanted somebody who could force his way into the first team immediately.
He told Nemzeti Sport: "Everybody was praising me at the club - the coaches, the fans and also the owner (Huw Jenkins), who told me after three days that he'd like to sign me immediately but the manager said that I should continue my trial for three more days.
"Then we were defeated 5-3 against Newcastle Reserves. The referee awarded them a penalty, although I'm sure I touched the ball. It wasn't the best game of my life, but I did what I had to do.
"Then, the next day, the manager came up to me and told me that I had done a good job during the week-and-a-half but that he needed a player who could be used immediately in the first XI. He added that, physically, I was not on top.
"But I can't accept it as a reason because the coach had known that I've been training alone for three weeks. Then why did I have to come on trial? I simply can't understand it.
"If I'm not good enough then say it to my face as soon as possible. I feel a bit stupid now.
"All I know now, is that my future will be decided on Saturday."