The Washington Times - September 18, 2012, 11:57AM

D.C. United midfielder Branko Boskovic, who has made it past the 75th minute in just one of his 10 starts this season and was pulled in the 56th minute of Saturday’s 2-1 win over the New England Revolution, on Tuesday sounded off on his playing time.

I’ll have a full story ahead of Thursday’s match at the Philadelphia Union, but here are a few of the more intriguing comments from Boskovic:


“The season is over and I’m still not ready. I don’t know, I can play more but he decided to take me out. If I’m not ready now at the end of the season, when am I going to be ready? Maybe I look like this, but I really want to play. He decided to change me out, but it’s always me. Maybe I look like this, like I’m tired, I’m not ready, but that’s how I play, that’s how I run. I cannot change myself. I’m like this. Maybe I’m not good enough, good enough physically for this league. You know, it’s the end of the season. When am I going to be ready if I’m not ready now?”

“It’s always first me. Maybe if I stay, maybe I score, maybe I have another good free kick. I had before that good free kick. If I’m tired, I cannot shoot a free kick like this. When my leg is tired, my ball goes down and it’s difficult to shoot a free kick and everything like this. Benny’s the coach and I respect that. He decides best. He put in Lewis Neal, he scored the goal, we win. This is important. Now in that game, it looks like he made a good decision, and I’m happy because we win. But I also say I’m not angry. It’s like that — I don’t know why always me first.”

“How can I be happy when every time I go first out? Nobody can be happy. I also say I’m not angry with Ben, I respect his decision, his decision was right because we win the game.”

“Maybe I’m not good enough physically for this league. Maybe this league is stronger — I don’t know. But I also played in two, three leagues that are strong also and good in Europe, and there I play. Maybe the way I look on the field and how I run and this and what they expect from me, it’s not enough. OK, I respect this decision.”