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Elegant and successful, in a roundabout way

It is a story full of detours. And it's not over yet. On Tuesday, a week ago Djibril Sow sits for an interview appointment in the Lodge 3.08 of the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt, three days previously, he has realized the 5:1 against Bayern Munich, "the breakthrough in the Bundesliga". The Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter says. And also Sow finds. He gave the Pass to the 1:0, scored the 2:0, ran for nearly 13 kilometers, was a striking and dominant. "Djibrils importance in Germany has increased significantly," says Hütter.

The jewel in Bern

four and a half years ago, Sow was 18 from FCZ to Borussia Mönchengladbach. He grew up in the vicinity of the Letzigrunds, the mother is Swiss and father Senegalese, in the scene you whispered beautiful things about the elegant technician. Soon, however, he was regarded as a Phantom of the Swiss football , because he had disputed in Zurich, not a Super League game and in the Bundesliga, exactly one Minute was used.

Video: Sow meets for the first Time for Frankfurt

, The Swiss convinced the 5:1 against Bayern. (Video: ZDF)

Therefore, he sought to 2017, a new challenge. And she found the Young Boys, who invested around two million Swiss francs. Their head of sports, Christoph Spycher said: "He has exceptional skills." National coach Vladimir Petkovic said: "He brings everything, to take in the national team at some point, a formative role." And the "Sunday newspaper" headline: "The most Talented among the Talented".

In the summer of 2017 sass Sow, just in Bern, arrived in the Restaurant at the Stade de Suisse, the 20-Year-old made a very shy impression. Quietly he spoke of to finally want to regularly play. Adi Hütter, then a YB-Trainer, was not the first to have been completely thrilled to get a football player from the second team of mönchengladbach. However, according to Sows ' first Training session in Bern, he explained internally: "This is a jewel."

The Boy in the Schleck stuff download

Sow became the top performer in the first season of the Young Boys and to the key players in the second. As early as 2018, the attractive offers at the consultant piled up, but Sow immediately decided it was too early to go abroad again. "It is clear in the head," said Spycher, and designed with the Sow in a career plan. This year, the 22-Year-old was ready for the Transfer in a top League.

the Sow is likely to be a sighting of the quotes felt like a little Boy in the Schleck stuff download. With "a handful of deals," he has to set itself apart, says Sow, anywhere else, he would have been able to significantly earn more, but for him in Frankfurt crystallized soon. "I chose the Club, I could at the the most famous. But those in which I can develop myself to the best. The Concord is perfect for me."

Because: chances of a regular place, Mentor mothers as a coach, Board ideal jump.

In the case of Concord Sow, with around ten million Swiss francs transfer fee is the most expensive to admit of the club's history. "Such things may not interest you as a footballer," he says. But he is aware that he is treated in Germany as of 2015, as an unknown young hope. He says self-confidently: "I proved at a high level, what I can do."

The shock in the summer

especially in the Champions League in 2018 fell to his class, he was the only YB-player in all games. "I can't go in the game fast enough," says Sow. "It was therefore clear to me that I always need a high rhythm in order to become a stronger player."

Hütter calls this adaptation as the most remarkable characteristic of Sows. "His two martial hardness is increased significantly, the unhurried gait, he has stored. He has a great technique and Overview, runs fast, and a lot of his tempo runs in the penalty area are outstanding." Sow feels most comfortable as the "Eights", as he says, with defensive duties and offensive Design freedom.

His Start in Frankfurt, but the image of his exchange was like a mirror career. First of all, it harzte huge. In the first unit in training camp in Thun, he was injured on the thigh, eight to ten-week break, the forecast was. "Shock" was, but he was not innocent. "It was stressful with the move and in the new environment, I could have done more in the Massage to go."

Today, he sees the violation of the positive aspects: "I am as fit as never, because I could individually train hard." But as he could give in mid-September against Augsburg finally made his debut, had to get out of it at the break after a poor performance. A few days later in the League Cup against Arsenal ran him in Europe before the break, two gross errors, a re-substitution would have been acceptable. Hütter let him play and afterwards said: "He is a young player who is coming off an injury and the match practice needed."

The reaction to the false start

Sow right of the trust: Assist against Dortmund, Assist against Union Berlin made the Eintracht increased after a slow start to the season, Sow has established itself as a style-defining character.

In Frankfurt, he likes it, he lives in the quiet suburb of Sachsenhausen, the Fans are considered the loudest in the League, with Gelson Fernandes, he has a country-man as a team-mate, is considered to be in the club high. And Christoph Spycher, who had played five seasons in Frankfurt, and the Captain had been, he informed about the city and the Club.

Eventually, the Sow could move on. Mothers to trust him as Gladbach's Denis Zakaria is a big career: "I trained both in the case of YB. And I know what huge potential they have."

One could imagine Sow and Zakaria well, along with Granit Xhaka in Central midfield, Switzerland. Vladimir Petkovic as Hütter often on a kind of a 3-5-2 System. But not to Sow, who has only played four short assignments (total 45 minutes). "He has never spoken in detail with me," says Sow, "and the competition is strong. But I'm going to get my Chance determined."

The cancellation of Freuler

it could come sooner than he thought. On Tuesday Remo Freuler said injured for the European championship qualification matches against Georgia and Gibraltar.

After the 5:1 against Bayern Sow said, Frankfurt, and he would now be performance measured. Since then, Frankfurt has lost unlucky 1:2 in the Europa League in liège 0:1 at SC Freiburg. Sow played through it twice, it's allright, but to Shine without. He has learned to deal with setbacks. And to be patient.

He was still behind every detour is a worthwhile goal.

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Created: 13.11.2019, 12:55 PM

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