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O'Hara 'I Begged Jezz To Let Me Play'

O'Hara Before His Exile

By Badge32
April 24 2014

Jamie OHara today broke his silence to insist he has never asked to be paid up and he claimed he isnt motivated by money.

Jez Moxey said yesterday that O’Hara – along with the eight senior players returning from loans – is likely to be moved on this summer o they face sitting in the stands.  He also stated that no players will have their contracts paid up. O'Hara who had a trial at Blackpool is the only exile player that did not get to go out on loan.

The 27-year-old, who earns an estimated £20,000-a-week, underwent an intensive fitness regime in Los Angeles last month at his own expense after being accused of a lack of mobility by head coach Kenny Jackett.

Speaking on social media stream Instagram O’Hara said: “In light of the recent comments made in the press I feel I have to say something because I’ve never asked to be paid up.

“I’m not motivated by money, I’m motivated by trying to achieve things in my career.

O'Hara also stated “I took a 30 per cent wage cut from the Premier League and sacrificed all my appearance money this season in a bid to be involved.

“I’ve given 100 per cent every time I’ve been on the field even when I wasn’t fit, so I’m disappointed to have to defend my attitude and commitment.”

So far he has made two sub appearances this season for the first team and has scored three times in 10 games for the under 21's.

But he claims his attitude and commitment can’t be faulted.

“I’ve never once said I don’t want to play for Wolves and have played in almost every Under-21 game available,” he said.

“I’ve not complained about being frozen out and my hunger for training is bigger now than ever.

“I’ve kept myself fit and I’m tired of people questioning my fitness and motivation, I begged Jez (Moxey) to let me play and I took it on the chin when they said ‘no’.

“I never asked for a five-year contract but I made a commitment to Wolves, I moved my whole family away from London and bought a house here and put my kids in school.

“I congratulated everyone on winning promotion and I’m glad to see the club back on track.”

Former Spurs and Portsmouth Midfielder O'Hara has two years left on his contract. 

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O'Hara 'I Begged Jezz To Let Me Play'
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24/04/2014 19:26
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LeeNaylorsArmPit (IP Logged)
24/04/2014 21:03
I actually feel a bit sorry for him. Wasnt his fault he was rushed back from injury and played bad due to that. He hasnt spat his dummy out and if he was a bad influence he wouldnt be allowed anywhere near the u21's, i dont think his effort should be questioned when playing just the fact his body is not capable anymore. So he shouldnt be playing because of that but dont think hes the devil everyone seems to think he is and i know someone who lives quite close to him and always says how friendly and nice he is as a bloke

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cedric harper (IP Logged)
24/04/2014 22:41
Surely he could get a loan somewhere if he REALLY wanted to ?.

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Meditate today (IP Logged)
24/04/2014 23:23
He must be crocked so not sure anyone will take a chance

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Badge32 (IP Logged)
25/04/2014 09:28
Express And Star today
Meanwhile, Jackett believes unwanted Jamie O’Hara will move on this summer.
The £5m midfielder, who pulled out of Tuesday’s Under-21s 1-0 defeat to Norwich, said yesterday he’s never asked to be paid up the two remaining years on his contract.

“I’m sure something will open up for him as we go along,” said Jackett.

“He didn’t play on Tuesday - there was a last-minute problem of a personal nature, nothing major.

“Jamie is available for transfer or loan and it will be exactly the same in the summer when the window opens again.”

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barmy army wolf (IP Logged)
03/05/2014 11:23
Seems very professional to me, just a shame wolves haven't treated him with a bit of respect!

Re: O'Hara 'I Begged Jezz To Let Me Play'
wolverina (IP Logged)
03/05/2014 14:18
But if nobody wants him, what can they do? We have to concentrate on those who will be playing for us next season.

Re: O'Hara 'I Begged Jezz To Let Me Play'
MattySadler (IP Logged)
03/05/2014 19:43
Think the main issue with him has been his misses causing sh*t, especially on twitter.

At the end of the day, it wasn't that long ago he was something of a hero. If he gets himself fit and applies himself, him still being around next season might not be the worst thing in the world tbh.

Re: O'Hara 'I Begged Jezz To Let Me Play'
wolverina (IP Logged)
03/05/2014 20:43
He could spend the summer getting fit and come back and earn a place. That's what I would do.

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