Suat Serdar: “I get butterflies every time I think about it”

Suat Serdar visited the VELTINS-Arena three times as a 1. FSV Mainz 05 player. So, plying his trade on the Schalke turf is no new sensation. The new signing’s excitement grows day by day ahead of the home match against Hertha BSC.

Suat Serdar took two positives away from the match against VfL Wolfsburg. “It was a special moment when I was named in the starting XI straight away for this great club. The fans also provided us with incredible support throughout”, recounts the U21 international. The Bundesliga opener in the automobile city has been put behind them. Serdar: “We can’t change the past and now have to press on and work hard. We must learn from the defeat.”

The plethora of occasions the visitors lost possession damaged their performance more than anything. “We made life very hard for ourselves. We need to correct these mistakes and play free-flowing football”, explained the midfielder, who should be proud of the praise he received from his coach after his showing against the Wolves. Nevertheless, he vowed that he “still has a lot more to give” and will no doubt get many a chance to prove himself this season. “It was only the first game. There are plenty more to come. No team can win all of them”, asserted Serdar.

Strength will guide them back to winning ways

With the addition of Sebastian Rudy, the chances of victory in the upcoming games will certainly be higher. “It’s great to have a player like Sebastian on the pitch. He already showed during his first training session how composed he is on the ball”, the 21-year-old lauds about his new teammate. The fact that Rudy also operates in central midfield does not worry Serdar: “Every player will get his chance, given the various competitions we face. Sebastian brings a lot of experience with him and can help us youngsters hugely.”

I still have a lot more to give.

Suat Serdar

The right-footer is in optimistic spirits ahead of the first home game on Sunday (2.09.) against Hertha BSC. “We have a very strong team. We intend to prove that on the pitch against Hertha and get a result out of the game, with the fans behind us.” The match against the Berliners is a special one for him as it marks his first at the VELTINS-Arena as a Royal Blue. Serdar continued, “my family we be at the ground. They’re just as excited as I am. When I think about playing at this stadium, I get butterflies in my stomach.”

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