Schalke youngster justifies Gladbach farewell

Can Aydin is one of the hopes for the future at FC Schalke 04. In his youth, the right-back moved from Borussia Mönchengladbach to Gelsenkirchen. Now the German U20 national player has justified the step at that time.

“Things went well for me at Gladbach and I felt good,” revealed Aydin in “WAZ“-Interview: “One reason for my move was one of my best friends at the time, Gianluca Iseni. He was wrongly kicked out at Borussia and I really wanted to continue playing with him.”

Aydin played on the Lower Rhine between 2010 and 2014 before joining FC Schalke 04 at the age of twelve. “Of course we were still small children, but I was determined to go because he had to go too. It was perfect for both of us at Schalke and we were able to continue playing together,” the 20-year-old looked back.

Aydin does not fear competition at FC Schalke 04

The move to the Ruhr area was worth it for Aydin. The defender played 18 games in the 2nd Bundesliga last season. Under Frank Kramer, Aydin would now also like to play in the upper house. The new Schalke coach made a good impression on the youngster.

“He has a very good relationship with young players and we understand each other,” said Aydin: “I have the feeling that the first few weeks went well and that we can also be satisfied with the friendlies. Of course, not everything is perfect yet, we want to keep working on us.”

He himself does not fear the threat of competition. “Competition makes me stronger and is also important for the team. My attitude remains the same: I will continue to give everything to play,” said Aydin confidently. Ultimately, the main goal is to stay up in the Bundesliga.

“The goal is exactly right. We’re promoted and shouldn’t be dreaming already. If we manage to stay up, we’ve achieved a lot,” said Aydin.

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