Moritz Frustrated At Lack of Playing Time

  • March 27, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Andre Moritz doesn't feel as though he has had enough opportunities to prove himself at Bolton and may look for a move elsewhere in the summer.

Moritz has made 25 appearances for Wanderers this season, scoring seven times, but has started just seven times - six of which have come in the Championship.

The Brazilian midfielder admits he is enjoying his time at the Reebok Stadium but, with his sights set on becoming a Premier League player, he refused to rule out a summer transfer and the possibility of signing a long-term deal elsewhere.

"I do my best every time I go on the pitch," Moritz told Sky Sports. "Even when I am given five or 10 minutes, I try to do my best.

"Unfortunately, I haven't had much game time but I try to enjoy every single second that I am given. I am scoring a few goals as well and have been able to create a few assists and be helpful for the team. I am enjoying my time here, yes.

"I think my football style fits the English way of playing football. I have spent two seasons here and I am happy and settled now. I have made good friends here as well so it is a place I want to be for a long time.

"My next move, I want to be somewhere with maybe a three or four-year contract so I can go there and know that I will be there for a long time.

"For me, coming to England was a gamble because nobody knew me before I came here. Now it's been two years and I want to find somewhere, maybe here at Bolton or somewhere else, that I can stay for longer - two, three or four years.

"I will do the same kind of job that I have done for Bolton and at (Crystal) Palace. I just need to settle down at one football club and do my best.

"Of course I want to play in the Premier League and I feel I could play there. Unfortunately, I haven't had much game time to show that I am capable of that. In England, it is all about stats and all about the CV.

"Unfortunately, I have been doing my best but I haven't had the game time to prove myself. But my main aim is, of course, to play in the Premier League.

"I am a professional, it doesn't matter who I am with, I will always try to do my best all the time. There have been two good characters to work with (Dougie Freedman and Ian Holloway) and I have learned a lot.

"I'm just a professional who does my job and will do what I'm told to do. I will always try hard to get my spot on the team and if I don't, I just need to find somewhere that will give me that chance of playing.

"I am a professional footballer and I enjoy Saturday afternoons and the game atmosphere. I am not a football player who will be satisfied being in the squad. As a footballer I would like to play every week and every game.

"I want to have as much game time as I can, but I also have to respect the manager's decisions for the team. As a football player you always want to be involved as much as you can."

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