Laszlo - Bouzid staying back
Csaba Laszlo says he will resist the temptation to utilise defender Ismael Bouzid up front.
Last Updated: 25/09/09 10:56am
Hearts boss Csaba Laszlo says he will resist the temptation to utilise central defender Ismael Bouzid up front against Hamilton.
The Algerian defender started Hearts' recent games against Celtic and Dunfermline as a striker, before dropping back later on in the matches.
Laszlo accepts the gamble did not really pay off, stating he felt the 26-year-old was more of an attacking threat when surging forward from deep.
Laszlo believes playing an advanced role has boosted Bouzid's attacking awareness, although he does not expect to revert to the role permanently.
Not the solution
"This was only a decision against Celtic and I thought if you have Bouzid up front then Gary Glen has more possibility to attack from behind," said Laszlo.
"But we must accept Bouzid is not the solution. What is interesting is that our first goal against Dunfermline came from his attacking run after he reverted to centre-back.
"He took the ball, he came out, he went to the right side and he crossed the ball. After came the cross from David Obua and the goal from Glen. Some people watch a game with a different eye.
"People think Bouzid is not a player who can play up front. But it can help for the next situation for him to think more offensively.
"I know if I hadn't brought Bouzid on to be offensive against Celtic and Dunfermline he wouldn't do this type of forward running because he would be afraid.
"So this helps. For this, I am the manager, to see with a different eye."