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THE AUSTRIAN SEEKS TO SHINE IN VIENNA

Yusuf Demir is honest about his time at Barça: "I left sad"

Published:25/01/2022 - 23:11h

Updated:25/01/2022 - 23:11h

Austrian striker Yusuf Demir said in an interview with his club's channel, Rapid Vienna, that his departure from FC Barcelona "was sad", but now he hopes to succeed after returning to his country

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The step of Yusuf Demir by the FC Barcelona was fleeting and left an air nostálgico in the leading youngster. Although it admits to have gone out "sad" of Catalonia, the player of 18 ensures that with the Barça "could mature and turn into professional", in spite of alone have been six months in the entity blaugrana.

The option of compulsory purchase fixed in the agreement of the Austrian did that the culés gave him back to the Rapid Vienna the past 13 January. Now, Yusuf finds in pre-season with his team, with which has agreement until June of 2024. If the forward played 10 parties with the Barça, the club would have to credit immediately 10 million euros to the Rapid by his transfer. Finally, Yusuf contested nine parties in Barcelona, being headline in three opportunities.

Although it did not mark any goal, was remarkable the rapidity with which the Austrian could win the confidence of Ronald Koeman. The then míster culé included him in the first team from the beginning of LaLiga and took him into account until his dismissal. With the arrival of Xavi​ to the bench blaugrana, the options of the youngster reduced , mainly by the agreed clause with the Rapid.

Now, Demir looks for to reach his best level home. "I have seen that here the people is happy by me and I this also has gladdened me to me", ensured the attacker of 18 years, the one who besides feels trusted to shine in the future immediate. "I want to play, enjoy and amuse me. Have the hunger to want to win it everything. My aim is to be first, does not reach me with being second", manifested the attacker.

The 'Bundesliga' of Austria, in wintry recess

The football in Austria for during the winter. When being a league of alone 12 teams, the tournament can give the luxury of a recess during the months of greater climatic hostility. For the moment, the Rapid leaves fifth qualifier with 24 points, situated in the 'Zone championship'. The table is led comfortably by the Network Bull Salzburgo, escaped with 45 points. The Rapid finds in Turkey in one turns preparatory for the reinicio of the tournament, with Demir already incorporated to the plantel directed by Dietmar Kuhbauer.

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