Norwich city striker Luciano Becchio recently expressed his disappointment at not being selected by manager Chris Hughton. The 29-year-old was brought in from Leeds United only last January, but he has been on the pitch for just 14 minutes this campaign. He is at a loss to explain the reasons for not being on the field more often than not. He explained his predicament in an interview to a local tabloid, but Hughton is amazed at the situation. He has said that window is always open for the striker to come and talk to him.
He would rather see the striker to that rather than go to the papers about this lack of minutes. Norwich have been struggling to score goals in front of goal despite spending big money on several new players. The club are just a couple of places above the relegation zone after having won just three matches all season. They have scored less than a goal per game in the 12 matches played. This has been the major problem for Hughton. Johan Elmander, Gary Hooper, and Ricky van Wolfswinkel have been the strikers predominantly used by Hughton this campaign.
“Luciano knows that should not have gone out in the paper. But that is something between myself and Luciano. He is a good lad and my door is always open. What he has done is make everyone aware of the frustrations he feels. What he has to do is make those clear through the appropriate channels. The relationship I have with Luciano is very good and he is someone I have got a lot of respect for,” said Hughton.
Hughton has revealed that he has no grudges against Becchio and he would select him when the time is right. The club play against fellow relegation threatened Crystal Palace during the weekend.