Date: 22nd January 2009 at 6:01pm
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Two days after criticising Nani right on these pages, the winger himself admitted that he wasn’t at his best this season though he attributed it to lack of playing opportunities. But at least he knows that the performances were not good enough.

‘I would like to play more times but it hasn’t been the same as last season. I was pleased with my games last season and my contribution to the team.

‘This season I hoped it would be better. When I get my chances my aim is to do better than I did at the start of the season.

‘I am still confident. It is difficult when you play one game and then are out for two matches. You want to stay in for a run of matches.

‘You really need three, four or five games for your confidence to build and your fitness to be right. You can do anything when your confidence is high.’


If he can shake off a minor injury he’ll start against Spurs on the weekend so there’s the chance to impress.