Sheffield Wednesday’s Massimo Luongo has told Yorkshire Live that this has been the most frustrating year of his career.
The 27-year-old midfielder signed for Wednesday last summer after moving from QPR. It was seen as a big signing for the Owls as it was them grabbing the top player of another Sky Bet Championship club, something they have struggled to do ever since Financial Fair Play’s restraints have hit home.
However, while Luongo has impressed when he has been able to play for Wednesday, the problem has been that he has not been able to play! He has struggled with injuries since his switch to Hillsborough and so hasn’t been able to get a sustained run in the first team. In what was very bad luck for the Australian international, he was set to return from his latest injury in the March match against Nottingham Forest. However the Coronavirus pandemic halted football, meaning Luongo has had to wait for his return.
Speaking on his first year with the club, Luongo said: “It has been the most frustrating year in my career. I have not been able to play every week.
“I had to wait for my chance to break into the team and then I got injured.
“I think when I have had the chance to play I have shown what I am about. I think I played with a lot of passion, did really well and scored a couple of goals.
“Hopefully I can stay fit for the rest of the season.
“If I am fit, I am confident I am going to play in the majority of those games.”