Left-back Daniel Pudil wants to repay Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri’s faith in him by helping the Championship club cause a cup upset tonight.
Pudil, on a season long-loan deal from Watford, agreed to move to Hillsborough after holding talks with the Thai businessman at the end of last month.
The 29-year-old is grateful to Chansiri for giving him an opportunity to get his career back on track.
He told The Star: “I met the chairman a couple of weeks ago. I knew this was the best place for me to join. I have made so many friends already.
“I won’t say exactly what the chairman said but I always have a feeling at first when meet someone. I decide then. When I moved to Belgium or Italy or England, it was because of that first feeling. It was always the right choice.
“I arrived and he was having a tea. He’s a friendly guy. I sat next to him and we had a quick chat. We then had dinner. My focus is to improve every match and prove to the chairman that they made the right decision to bring me here.”
Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal has hinted he plans to make multiple changes to his starting line-up for their Capital One Cup third round tie at Newcastle United this evening.
“We have got nothing to lose,” said Pudil. “Newcastle are a Premier League side so all the pressure is on them. We are going to enjoy the game but go there believing that we can win.”
Carvalhal, meanwhile, has refused to be drawn on speculation linking them with a loan move for Sunderland striker Danny Graham.
“I don’t talk about players that we don’t have in our squad,” he stressed. “It is time to put the focus on our players and give 100% confidence to them.”