Edson Braafheid interview

Bayern Munich and Edson Braafheid, that was not love at first sight. Although he brought a request from Louis van Gaal player, became the left-back had only nine operations for the master record. “Everything was new and the expectations are always high with Bayern Munich of course. Especially for new players, “he said in an interview with Goal.com.

“This was not an easy time”

The fans acknowledged the benefits of streaky with catcalls (“That was not an easy time”), the seven-team players pulled the rip cord and moved just before the end of the winter transfer period for Celtic Glasgow. There began the Dutchman and quickly rose to the audience favorite. Reason enough for Bert van Marwijk, the 27-year-olds to take with you to the World Cup. “For me it was a difficult season, because I have not played much. So I’m just happy I’m in the squad. “

Trunk space, there is no guarantee

Braafheid is also happy about the fact that he acknowledges Louis van Gaal a second chance at Bayern. In contrast to the start of the season he is now in an intact team. An advantage? “For sure. It is always easier when the team plays well. “In contrast to his early days at Bayern, he now wants to persuade with power, and the” comeback chance “good. With his ex-and soon-again coach Louis van Gaal at least he has already spoken. “He told me that I’ll get my chance.” From a regular place guarantee can be no question. “In van Gaal you’re never number 1 This is safe, “said with a smile Braafheid on the lips.

The opportunity should and must be exploited

One senses that the congenial handball after a heavy season has got the time curve. Only South Africa, then Bavaria. Together with his team-mate Mark van Bommel Arjen Robben and he certainly has big plans. Especially former it moves out here. “Mark always and everywhere the boss!” Side by side want first to ensure a sensation in South Africa, until the focus is on Bayern. Braafheid is willing to take advantage of both opportunities. And maybe even then the Dutchman and Bayern Munich a love at second sight ..