Mature ex-Reading winger Convey targeting team success with NYRB

Bobby Convey admits he has altered his individual game in order to provide more for his team.

Bobby Convey admits he has altered his individual game in order to provide more for his team.

The 30-year old winger now finds himself with New York Red Bulls, who have acquired him in a trade with Toronto FC, and is determined to bring success to the Red Bull Arena.

The former DC United, Reading and San Jose Earthquakes man admits his game has matured as his career has progressed and is now more intent on winning matches rather than singular plaudits.

“As you get older and play for a while, you become way less selfish,” Convey said.

“When I was younger, I was a little bit more selfish: You want your own career to take off. But at this point, after playing for so long, being on a good team – I know the players will be rotated here, there are good players – I just want to win.

“That’s why I came here: To be close to my family, on a winning team and close to my family. That’s what you want throughout your career, and that’s where I am.”

Of his move to join former DC teammate Mike Petke in New Jersey, Convey added: “I was just really young (back in 2004).

“It was tough for me being so young, but now it’s good for me full-circle that Mike’s the coach here and he knows me and he knows how I’ve changed.

“I’m married now. I’m going to have a baby. It’s a completely different person than when I was making mistakes as a teenager. I’m glad Mike knows me then, knows me now. It probably wouldn’t have come off.”

 
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