Misfit Luque Talks Himself Into A Move

Last updated : 30 May 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

Newcastle misfit Albert Luque believes moving to England cost him the chance of playing in this summer's World Cup. Although some could argue his move cost US the change of bringing in a striker who could have taken us straight into the UEFA Cup, rather than through the back door with the Intertoto.

Although admitting he is happy to stay at United next season, he has just about signed a get-out clause by taking a swipe at Glenn Roeder by claiming he has had "problems" with the Newcastle boss. Mind you, he had problems with Graeme Souness, too! He made just six Premiership starts and scored one goal in his first season in the Premiership following a £9.5 million move from Deportivo La Coruna

Luque: "I don't know 100 per cent where my future lies. Things haven't gone as well as I wanted, but if I have to return to England, I'll happily do it.

"I've had problems with injuries and with the coach. But I am going to start next season at full fitness.

"The national coach has always favoured others more than me, but perhaps if I had stayed at Deportivo I would still be in the squad."