Opening up today’s Gazeta, you might think that Steaua just made the greatest signing ever. The approach masks two important issues:
2. Tucudean has been a disappointment in Belgium and the Championship and the highlight of his “career” with Charlton is an overhead kick caught on camera during a training session.
Still only 23, the former Dinamo striker can still turn things around. He’ll definitely have the time, as the loan deal expires in June 2016 and a 5 years long permanent deal is already agreed, in principle, with the Red Dog’s fierce rivals. The
question is questions are: did he find answers for his failure abroad? did he even bother looking for them?
Let’s not forget what we’ve heard since he made his debut in UTA’s senior team: money isn’t a problem for the teenager that came to Bucharest to impress not only with his physique, but also with his expensive cars. The problem lies elsewhere and I will put together two quotes from two former Dinamo coaches which the paper printed, but “forgot” to discuss:
He’s in the select category of players that motivate themselves before games. Doesn’t need his coach to get in the right state of mind before a big competition.
What I’ve noticed is that he needs the support of his coach. The coach needs to talk to him often and show him that he counts on him and has faith in him as a player
And, to conclude, one more question: would Standard Liege have ever paid to sign Tucudean in 2013 if the coach wasn’t a Romanian called Mircea Rednic?