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Julian Gressel: „Schweinsteiger is great!“ Julian Gressel plays Atlanta United in the final of the MLS against the Portland Timbers at the weekend. The 24-year-old reveals in a conversation with DW how he came to America and how the share of profiles in the US. Julian Gressel: It’s exciting. Every player wants to be in position to play a title. And when I got into Major League Soccer it was my goal from the start to win the MLS Cup. On the other hand it’s just another 90-minute game to focus on over the weekend. I want to have fun be fully engaged and enjoy the moment. Many young Americans go to Germany to play football there. But the other way around few Germans go to the USA for this reason. How did you come to this decision to take the opposite approach to college football? Was it a purely sporting or a life decision? It was first and foremost a life decision. I wanted to be a professional footballer and maybe have a chance to get in Germany. But I also wanted to be a student and be prepared if the plan did not work out. I have not seen these possibilities in Germany. I am very happy here and with my decision. How did this move affect your development as a player? I think that has given my development a big boost. I have always been something of a late developer. And when I came here I was not ready to become a pro. In the consciousness I went to school three or four years relaxed which has reduced the pressure enormously. I did not have to worry about getting a contract. I did not have to fight for it. I was able to focus on myself and my development. Atlanta United has an average attendance of around 50000. The atmosphere at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium is considered one of the best in the MLS. Can the fan culture be compared to that in Germany? In Germany not every fan goes to a game just to cheer and to be entertained. People go to the stadium in Germany to have fun but also to analyze and to be critical with their own team. Here in the US the fans are all about being entertained. You are not the only German playing for Atlanta United. Kevin Kratz former pro at Alemannia Aachen and Eintracht Braunschweig also plays for the team. Does it help you that a very experienced compatriot stands in their ranks? Yes Kevin and I have become big friends since we met here. He helped me become a better player. I benefited incredibly from this collaboration. By the way it’s also nice to be able to speak German every now and then. If you both win the title you are the most famous Germans in the league. Or is that too much competition with Bastian Schweinsteiger? (laughs …) That’s tough. I mean Schweinsteiger is great. And what he has achieved in his career is unique and an incredible success. But at the same time we would be the first Germans to win the MLS Cup. That would be special. Speaking of Schweinsteiger . Many Europeans are of the opinion that MLS plays mainly older stars who no longer have their greatest performance. In contrast Atlanta has reached the final with many young American and South American players. Is the MLS changing at the moment? In any case. It changes in the direction that we have taken here (in Atlanta). We have many young South American players who are far from over their career. Many guys come here with great ambitions to possibly take the next step to play in Europe at some point. Andre Pirlo for example did not play here (at New York City FC) because he was not good enough for Europe anymore. There are always stars who want to play here like Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Wayne Rooney who can and do contribute to the development. These stars who are still in the league still have to play at a high level here and have to show that they are capable of doing so. Of course her current focus is on the final. But have you ever thought about returning to Germany in the future and pursuing your career here? You never know what happens in a football career. My contract runs for another two years and I am open to signing another contract. On the other hand I grew up in Germany with the Bundesliga. So if there was a real opportunity I could well imagine going back and trying. Julian Gressel (24) has gone through the youth academy of Greuther Fürth and then played with Eintracht Bamberg in the fourth the Regionalliga Bayern. In 2013 he moved to the United States to play for Providence College. The German midfielder was selected as the eighth player in the 2017 MLS Super Drafts and moved to the perspective team of Atlanta United. Gressel scored five goals and nine assists in his first season earning him the title of MLS Youngster of the Year in 2017. Gressel meets with Atlanta United on December 8 in the MLS championship final on the Portland Timbers. The interview was conducted by David Braneck.

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