Keisuke Honda Is Happy With Life At CSKA Moscow But Not His Position In The Line-Up

Honda's agent reveals the Japanese playmaker does not like playing the holding role in Moscow...
Keisuke Honda's agent has attempted to calm rumours concerning his player's future but held out a plea to CSKA Moscow to play him in his favoured position.

AC Milan have recently been reported to be interested in the World Cup star, who has nonetheless insisted he is content to stay in Russia.

But Kees Plugsma confirmed that Honda is not thrilled at playing the Army Men's defensive midfield position.

He said, "Yes it's true but his dissatisfaction arose before now. In the first five or six games, CSKA played Keisuke in the position behind a striker or left midfield. He looked great, constantly threatened the goal, holding the ball for support. But in the past seven or eight matches Honda has been pushed further away from the other team's goal. He immediately stopped scoring, he has almost no chances to score.

"Honda has spoken to (coach Leonid) Slutsky regarding the situation and understands that CSKA have two players for this role, Honda himself and Alan Dzagoev. The Japanese international understands that the coach wants to play both players and Honda is more suited to the role he currently is filling but that does not solve his problem.

"Keisuke is satisfied with everything in Moscow. He likes the team, he lives in a large and beautiful city. He is happy with CSKA. The only thing that he does not like is the position on the field. Otherwise, everything is wonderful. Honda is not eager to leave CSKA," said Plugsma in an interview with Soviet Sport.

Honda's situation may be resolved through other means, as reports in Russia are suggesting that Milos Krasic could be on his way out of Moscow before the weekend derby clash against Spartak.

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