Rozehnal determined to fight for Newcastle spot

David Rozehnal is determined to fight for his place at Newcastle United.

Ahead of today's derby clash at Sunderland, the Czech Republic defender said: "The Premier League is the best in the world and I couldn't wait to sign for Newcastle because this is the level I want to play at.

"I did not come here to be on the bench but I can't disagree with the manager's decision. I have to show, in training or when I play that I'm the best and I want to play for him.

"I have never played at this level so regularly before and it is still a challenge. Every single week you know that you will play against a very good striker.

"There are some big names out there but even if they are not big stars, they will be strong and dangerous and it's a real test, but that is why I came here. Those are players I enjoy playing against."

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