Ousmane Dabo admits he had a terrible 2007 at Manchester City.
"Last season, the team was not at all competitive, we only played kick and rush and I saw the ball always going over my head. Then there was the problem with Barton and finally, when I hoped to earn my place here, I have not even had an opportunity to show my value. I have not even played one minute.
"So I am glad that the year 2008 begins, with the hope of a change of club. Maybe not permanently, but with at least a loan."
Dabo added: "The team is playing well, it's true, but in the Carling Cup when they just play 18 year-olds ... it's hard to take."