Macheda Makes Standout PErformance

Federico Macheda’s first match as a player of Cardiff City occurred during his clubs’ match against Port Vale in the Capital One Cup and the Italian forward made a standout performance in his debut game as he scored 2 goals which helped Cardiff City in sealing a hard fought 3-2 triumph over Port Vale.

The boss of Cardiff City, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Macheda’s debut match as the Norwegian manager told reporters:  “When a striker scores two goals on his debut, that’s fantastic. First half we dominated possession… we don’t shoot enough, we don’t finish enough – we get into some great positions and we’re just a little bit shot-shy,”

It was a great way for Macheda to initiate his career in his new club, in a club that is aiming to make a return to the Premier League as they were playing in the top tier English League in the previous season but were relegated after finishing at the very last spot.

Cardiff City’s latest campaign in the Premier League saw them only managing to secure 7 triumphs in the entire season and the consistent series of negative results sparked a sequence of rumors stating that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was on the verge of being sacked as the coach of Cardiff City but the owner of the club, Vincent Tan gave the Norwegian one season for him to push the team and make a return to the Premier League.

The owner of Cardiff City, Vincent Tan said:  “I told Ole: ‘I want you to continue, but you have to bring us back to the Premier League next season. I will help you. I will support you.’”

Guido Burstaller, Javi Guerra, Adam Le Fondre, Federicho Macheda, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Charlie Horton, Tom Adeyemi, Danny Johnson, Anthony Pilkington and Sean Morrison are all of the players that were signed by Cardiff City as reinforments for the team that its main objective is to make a return to the top tier English League.

Macheda Hopes For More Play time

Following the release of Manchester United in relation with Federico Macheda, Cardiff City signed him on a free transfer and permanent deal. The young Italian attacker is hoping that at his new club, he can get more time to play in the main squad and play a more important role but it might be slightly more complicated considering that the head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already signed Adam Le Fondre and Javi Guerra.

Both of those players are expected to play alongside as the main attacking powerhouses of Cardiff City and even if any of them get injured or suspended, Federico Macheda will still have stiff competition for the spot in the team with the likes of: Fraizer Campbell, Kenwyne Jones, Nicky Maynard and Joe Mason. All of those are the options that the coach of Cardiff City, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has at this disposal to choose from. Macheda is another former Manchester card he can play.

Macheda is well aware of the new obstacles and challenges that he will face in Cardiff City.

“Of course the manager brought in two other strikers along with me and there will be competition for places. You are going to have to work hard and catch the manager’s eye even to get noticed. But that is good for the team; you always need competition especially when it comes to strikers. I want to prove myself to the manager, every season as a player you do have to prove yourself, but the person that I have to prove myself to the most is myself. I can’t wait to get the season started. My target is to play regularly and score as many goals as I can’’ Macheda said.

One of the main reasons on why Macheda decided to join Cardiff City was because of his relationship with Ole Gunnar Solksjaer as the Norwegian manager was the former coach of the reserve team in Manchester United and Macheda has already worked alongside him.