In winter, Ansgar Knauf left BVB and headed for the Dortmunder Bundesliga competitor Eintracht Frankfurt. At the Hesse, the 20-year-old is hoping for a high level. Why he was hindrous in the Treusie at Borussia, the left outside has betrayed in an interview.
Only five times Ansgar Knauf was allowed to winter break for the BVB in the Bundesliga Ran – always as a joker and never more than 45 minutes. Both sides were therefore consistent to promote a loan business. Eintracht Frankfurt became noisy and grabbed for one and a half years.
For Knauf, who had been one of the shooting stars in Dortmund last spring, it is clear that the coach change was not crucial to Marco Rose for his disappointing round to Marco Rose for his disappointing first round.
“That was certainly not at the coach,” Knauf asked in the interview with the “Frankfurter Rundschau” clear and supplemented: “The BVB has a top-cast squad with top players. It is always difficult to come in this large, wide squad on a lot of playing time But the most important thing is: you have to accept any situation, do not lame or think for a long time when you play instead of Bundesliga in the third league. “
Conversion at BVB for Knauf not always easy
Even in the preseason, Knauf was suspended between the U23 of Borussia and the professional team. The then Regional League team is now well successfully in the 3rd league.
The 20-year-old now said that the 20-year-old said: “The U23 was also my team, we had a very good troupe, wanted to rise, which in the last game after a very long season with many English weeks then has succeeded, Also this success was very special for me and the team something very special, more: a milest1. “
At the same time he would have to grant that it is “already a changeover, just to play Bundesliga and Champions League and then Regionalliga,” says Knauf, who stated soberly, “You have to adapt.”
In general, the first experiences in the race ensemble of the Westphalia have been something very special for him, the attacker revealed. “At first you are excited, it’s hard to classify, but it’s already a horny time and just beautiful, because that’s what you have always dreamed of as a child,” Knauf granted insight into his emotional world.
Knauf sees BVB and Eintracht Frankfurt at eye level
A little surprisingly, Knauf’s assessment came to the performance of the Frankfurt Eintracht, which actually sees the winter newcomer at eye level with the BVB.
“I would not say that Eintracht is the weaker team. In the game, both teams differ, it is great from the level, that does not take much. That’s what you have seen in the return round, the German U21 national player emphasized.