Winner of the U17 Fritz Walter Medal in gold in 2015, BVB manager Michael Zorc describes it as a "talent of the century" and the media as the new Mario GOtze. Felix Passlack (photo) now plays for Fortuna Sittard. At the Eredivisie club from the tranquil 37,000-inhabitant city in Limburg, the 21-year-old is finally a regular. "I'm happy when I play," said Passlack in an interview with the "WAZ". Also, when it comes with his new club against relegation.
As fast as the career ladder went up for Passlack, the youngest Champions League goalscorer at BVB's age of 18 years and five months also had to get to grips with the dark side of professional business. Borrowing more match practice from BVB, the former junior international, who can be flexibly deployed on the right wing, has scored only ten professional appearances at Norwich and Hoffenheim over the past two years.
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Nevertheless, he regrets his previous career "by no means," said Passlack. "Because it has been my dream since childhood to become a professional." Passlack put in Fortuna Sittard with four goals in 14 games a strong start to the season and convinced for the first time at a loaner. "Some go their detours. Some have even stopped. Now I've got a career in which it's left, right, left, right, "summed up Passlack.
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Passlack also had a lasting impact on the BVB team bus attack in April 2017. "I am more anxious, more cautious ever since. Now and then I still flinch, "said Passlack. The loan from BVB to Fortuna Sittard ends this summer, at the Dortmundern has the 21-year-old still a contract until 2021. How it goes on, is still open. "Of course it would be nice to settle down someday," said Passlack in retrospect on the past years at loan clubs. The dream of a Bundesliga career lives on. "Injured, as a regular player," said Passlack.
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