Siem de Jong has told the Chronicle that he cannot be expected to show his skill at Newcastle United unless he is given an opportunity to play.
The Dutch midfielder has started just one match all season for the Magpies, with Steve McClaren seemingly having his reservations over playing him.
And De Jong’s comments suggest that he becoming frustrated with having a bench-warming role to play, after injury kept him out for much of last season.
“I could very well have picked up those injury with Ajax as well but it's very disappointing I was struck with injury woe at my new club," the 26-year-old said.
“We have a new manager and a new manager wants new players. I can only show my skills when I play.”
De Jong was brought to Newcastle back in the summer of 2014, and much was expected of him.
However, he appears to have struggled to cope with the physical demands of playing in England – and he is yet to show his top form.
Newcastle’s summer spending seen them bring in a number of other midfielders, and he is now way down the pecking order at St. James’ Park.
As a result of his lack of game-time, De Jong’s future has been speculated about – and the former Ajax man has admitted to the Chronicle that a return to his homeland could be a possibility in the future.