As part of the interview series “Here speaks the league”, Suat Serdar comments in kicker (Monday edition) on relegation with Schalke, his new start at Hertha BSC and leading player Kevin-Prince Boateng.
New or back in Berlin: Suat Serdar and Kevin-Prince-Boateng.
Suat Serdar thought a lot about the horror year with Schalke 04 and the relegation. He has not found an answer to the question of how this break in the Royal Blues came about. “I don’t think anyone at Schalke can explain why things went so downhill,” said the 24-year-old in an interview with kicker (Monday edition).
Nevertheless, he has mastered and processed the time. “Yes, I shook it off. There is no point in looking into the past, but rather you have to look ahead. It’s a new beginning: for Hertha and for me.”
He can really hit the table when something doesn’t work that way.
Suat Serdar on Boateng
With this new beginning Serdar has to do with an ex-Schalke: Kevin-Prince Boateng. He could learn a lot from the new leader at Hertha BSC. “From Prince I can learn that I have to be a lot louder on the pitch and give more commands,” says Serdar – and adds: “Prince is very good for the team, he speaks a lot and moves ahead. He can really hit the table when something doesn’t work that way, but he’s also incredibly good at motivating. ”
Boateng’s debut in Berlin should also be seen as a good motivation. In order to build on or even surpass the barbecue of the team-mate, Serdar is already thinking: “My debut is still pending. But I’ve already asked where I can celebrate. It is difficult to beat Prince’s barbecue, but me I will do my best. There will be Turkish food. The main thing is that the team has fun. ”
You can read the entire Serdar interview in the print edition of kicker from Monday (also available here as an eMagazine). As part of the series of talks “This is where the league speaks”, you can also read interviews with Leipzig midfielder Kevin Kampl and Fürth’s sports director Rachid Azzouzi in this issue.