VfL’s new signing Admir Mehmedi had already been through his first training session together with his new team mates, when he was officially presented to the press-representatives on Wednesday. At the VfL-Center, to the east of the Volkswagen Arena, the 26-year-old Swiss international, who joined the Green-Whites from Bundesliga opponents Bayer 04 Leverkusen, the new man spoke about his delight at the chance of strengthening the Wolves attack in the future. "VfL is a wonderful club with a great infrastructure," said the new number 22. "It’s a challenge for me, an exciting issue, which I am very much looking forward to."
"Play where the coach needs me"
The 58-time Swiss international emphasised that he is not a huge fan of talking about himself ("I don’t really like assessing myself – that’s something others can do"), but he did make something of an exception when questioned about his versatility: "I’m an offensive all-rounder. Those who know me and my style of play, know that I can be used flexibly in several positions. On the attack, I feel comfortable anywhere and I wouldn’t limit myself to a single position. I’ll play where the coach needs me." Due to the short space of time that Mehmedi has been in Wolfsburg, the attacker commented: "First of all, it’s important for me to acclimatise and get to know all the people around me."
"Talent in the team"
The new man got a first impression during the course of the morning training session. "There is a massive amount of talent in the team. The potential is phenomenal and there are very, very good players here. The atmosphere within the team is great too," noted Mehmedi. VfL Sporting director Olaf Rebbe went on to explain: "In signing Admir, we reacted to the longer-term absence of Jakub Blaszczykowski. We are also naturally very happy that Admir can be used in a number of different positions and thus strengthens our squad."