Trappatoni comments sadden Reid

22 October 2009 02:37
Blackburn's Steven Reid says he was disappointed by comments from Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trappatoni over his international future. Trappatoni claimed that Reid may never fully recover from the knee injury that has restricted him to just two Carling Cup appearances this season. "I was a little bit surprised," said the midfielder. "I think there's been a bit of a misunderstanding, but I feel there's a few issues which need to be put right." The 28-year-old managed only three appearances during the 2006-07 season because of a combination of cruciate knee ligament damage and a back injury. And his injury problems returned for the start of the 2008-09 season when a knee injury kept him on the sidelines for the whole campaign. But after returning to action in the early weeks of this season he is hopeful of getting regular football again for club and country in the near future. "I missed the last couple of squads with tendonitis in the Achilles and a small hamstring injury," said Reid. "But my knee has been good for the last couple of months. "I've played a few games behind closed doors as well as the two Carling Cup games and the knee came through fine. "I've said before how much I've enjoyed playing under Mr Trappatoni and the three games I played under him were probably my best. "He showed a lot of confidence in me in centre midfield and I felt that I really started to make that position my own."

Source: BBC_Sport