Earlier this month we heard from Southampton centre-half Jan Bednarek, and as previously covered, he was quoted as saying that he had held talks with manager Mark Hughes over his game time this year and he cited that although he wouldn’t wait forever, he was content that Hughes was counting ‘on me’ and that his chance would come as the weeks ticked by.
With the 22-year-old only featuring once so far this season for us, the EFL Cup victory over Brighton and Hove Albion at the end of August, he has been with the Poland national side during the September international break and he featured for them last Friday evening in the match against Italy.
It was his seventh international cap as his development continues but Przeglad Sportowy have reported that he played the game with painkilling injections as he’s suffering from ‘tendinitis in his foot’.
The Polish outlet states that it’s believed that it stems from a bruise he received last month and claim that it’s more of a ‘nagging’ problem rather than anything considered to be too ‘serious’ and he was seen back in training on Sunday with no perceived ill effects.
If he’s been carrying a knock, whilst it’s slightly galling he’s in action rather than being rested so it can clear up 100%, maybe it does explain why Hughes has favoured Hoedt so far.