Andreas Vindheim: I want to create chances and be successful with this team

The Royal Blues’ new number 16 has a name: Andreas Vindheim. The Norwegian, who recently signed for Schalke from Sparta Prague, spoke to the media following his second training session for the club on Wednesday (12.01), about his new home of Gelsenkirchen, his position and his aims. schalke04.de have all the latest from our new wide man.

Andreas Vindheim

Andreas Vindheim on…

… his first impressions:

The team have taken me in really well. Every single one of them – players, staff, coaches and executives – have welcomed me with open arms and made me feel really at home. I knew Victor Pálsson before moving here – we’ve got some mutual friends. I’m also familiar with Ralf Fährmann, as he was at my former club, SK Brann Bergen, for a few months a couple of years ago.

… his decision to sign for Schalke:

When I heard that Schalke were interested in signing me, my first impulse was that I wanted to move. I told my agent exactly that.

… his new club:

Anyone who likes football in Europe has heard of FC Schalke 04 and their fantastic fans. The club has a huge amount of great history and a lot of exciting and impressive European campaigns in the recent past. Unfortunately things haven’t been going too well in the last year, but nevertheless it’s still a huge and powerful club.

Anyone who likes football in Europe has heard of FC Schalke 04 and their fantastic fans.

Andreas Vindheim

… his skills and qualities on the pitch:

It’s always difficult to describe yourself. I see myself as a player who can do well in both defence and attack, and is always looking to create chances from my wide positions. I played in the 3-5-2 system last season at Sparta Prague, but also at Malmö FF, my former club – under a German head coach in Uwe Rösler. I can play in other formations though, of course. No matter what position and formation I’m in, I will always give 100%. Away from the pitch, I’m a pretty quiet and chill guy.

… his goals:

I want to help the team to have a good rest of the season – we’ll see what happens at the end of the day, but one thing is clear: this club belongs in the top division. Hopefully we’ll be able to get going against Holstein Kiel.

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