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Ex-players of FC Bayern, BVB and Werder in the spotlight: false start for Cuisance

Many well-known faces from German football now play abroad, largely unnoticed by the German media. In the sport.de limelight today: A player who recently turned his back on FC Bayern, a former talent from SV Werder Bremen and the lonely struggle of a former BVB youngster.

Accompanied by great expectations, he switched from Borussia Mönchengladbach to FC Bayern Munich in 2019. After two and a half disappointing years, Mickael Cuisance recently left the German record champions for Italian first division side FC Venice. However, the start of the Frenchman in the “floating city” does not bode well.

On January 9th, less than a week after his signature, Cuisance found himself in the starting XI of FC Venice, but lost 3-0 against AC Milan, who were superior in every respect. Striking: When coach Paolo Zanetti redeemed Cuisance after 60 minutes, Milan could not score anymore.

It is hardly surprising that the 22-year-old found himself on the bench three days later in the 0-2 cup defeat against Atalanta Bergamo. Cuisance wasn’t among his coach’s five transfer options either.

It could prove to be quite problematic that Cuisance, who, according to the “Bild” reporter Christian Falk, was already considered a “stink boot” internally on Säbener Straße, immediately made high demands on himself when he was presented in Venice.



He chose the jersey with the number 21 because none other than the ex-world footballer Zinédine Zidane once caused a sensation with this number, and he also has a lot of experience on and due to the interaction with “big champions” at FC Bayern and Olympique Marseille off the pitch, emphasized the former France youth international at his presentation. Big tones, which should now be followed by deeds.

Accompanied by overflowing expectations, Levent Aycicek once began his professional career at SV Werder Bremen, where the offensive player scored two goals in 14 competitive games between February 2014 and April 2015. However, the breakthrough did not materialize.

Aycicek finally switched to the second Turkish division in January 2019 via the stations TSV 1860 Munich and SpVgg Greuther Fürth. There he has been under contract with his third employer since the summer of 2021. However, last Saturday should have left an impression on the former German U20 international.

Against relegation candidate Denizlispor, Aycicek’s club Bandirmaspor, who are still in the middle of the race for promotion, took a 3-0 lead after 35 minutes – then the rude awakening followed out of nowhere. In the second 45 minutes, the visitors played like new players, giving Bandirmaspor no time to breathe and finally winning 4:3. Two of the goals came after Aycicek came on in the 58th minute.

Goals from a former BVB youngster are not enough

Jonas Arweiler also knows defeats well enough: The former top talent from Borussia Dortmund has been kicking in the Netherlands since the 2018/19 season and has already made one or the other small exclamation mark in Oranje football, but so far it has been enough for the really big tasks not.

The offensive player has been lacing his shoes for Almere City in the second division since the start of the season. With nine goals in 20 appearances, Arweiler is one of the most successful players in the league, but could not prevent Almere from occupying the penultimate place in the table. Last Monday was symbolic of this: Arweiler scored the interim 1-1 against the second team of PSV Eindhoven, but his club still went 1-5.

Marc Affeldt

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