Thursday January 24 2013
Angry Stekelenburg calls Fulham

Maarten Stekelenburg has blasted Roma and Zdenek Zeman for benching him without explanation, fuelling reports of a January move to Fulham.

The goalkeeper had started the season as first choice, but after an injury he failed to recover his place from Mauro Goicoechea.

“The last game I played before the Coppa Italia semi-final was on December 11 against Atalanta. That’s six weeks, which is a lot to deal with,” Stekelenburg told Dutch site Sport Promotion.

“I had an injury, but then Goicoechea took my place. Why did Zeman lose faith in me? I don’t know, we never spoke about it and there is nothing I can do to change this situation.

“I thought it totally pointless buying Goicoechea, considering we already had Bogdan Lobont in the squad. What was the need for a third goalkeeper?

“I want to play, not stay on the bench.”