Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

Larsson wants to keep central role

Larsson wants to keep central role

Birmingham's Seb Larsson believes playing in a more central role will help him reproduce the sort of strike he dispatched Spurs with recently.

The 22-year-old, who joined from Arsenal on a permanent basis in January after moving to St Andrews on loan in the summer of 2006, was recalled to the starting XI by Alex McLeish and made the headlines with his last minute winner at White Hart Lane on December 2.

Larsson is confident the freedom playing in the middle of the park gives him will help him create chances for either himself or the players around him - and hopes he will be able to play in the same role for the foreseeable future.

Larsson told the club's official site: "I've really enjoyed playing in the centre for these two games, especially playing the more offensive one of the three. It gives you that freedom to push on and try and create something which is nice.

"When you are in those positions you are in areas where you can hurt the opposition a bit more. Hopefully if we're going to continue playing in that way I can stay in that position.

"The new manager is trying to get us to believe in our ability and get the ball down and pass it. I like to have the ball at my feet and try to play football, so if that's what the manager wants us to do I'm more than happy with that."

The midfielder will also be hoping to catch the eye of his national coach - as despite winning 12 caps for Sweden's under-21 side, he has yet to get any time on the pitch for the senior side, despite making the bench for the recent Euro 2008 qualifier against Liechtenstein.

Birmingham face a tough match against Reading on Saturday, and Larsson may have a key role to play. It will be Alex McLeish's first game in charge at St Andrews following the win at Spurs and the loss away to Newcastle - and Reading will be on a high following their 3-1 win against Liverpool.

***

To join in the debate at Vital Birmingham either on our forum or by leaving comments on articles, take a few seconds to register an account

Writer:Jasper's Parrot
Date:Thursday December 13 2007
Time: 6:25PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Yeah what a fluke that goal and win was!
Real Deal
13/12/2007 19:00:00
0
It wasn't a fluke goal or win. And you know it.
Jasper's Parrot
13/12/2007 19:03:00
0
All bar BCFC Fans KNOW it was a fluke!
Millwalljohn
21/12/2007 03:06:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Two signings down, four more to come?

Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop discusses how the summer transfer window could pan out for Blues boss Gary Rowett

Derby County defender signs for Birmingham City

Birmingham City have announced the signing of Derby County defender Ryan Shotton for an undisclosed fee

Opinion: Parker Should Be Happy With His Signings

Sask's view on Birmingham City Ladies new summer signings.

Could Donaldson's place be under threat?

Luke Turner looks at what could happen to Donaldson if we sign a new striker...

Archived Vital Birmingham Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Editor email
Profile
Christopher Handy
no email
Profile
Saskia Bowes
no email
Profile
Rob Wildey
no email
Profile
Luke Turner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do we need to strengthen in the emergency loan window?
Suggested By: Tom Heslop
In goal5%
In defence20%
In midfield5%
In attack70%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.sotv19841