"Eintracht made a good impression" – exclusive interview with new signing Djibril Sow
Djibril Sow is known for his tireless exploits out on the pitch, and the 22-year-old showed impressive stamina in his first interview as an Eintracht player too.
A very warm welcome to Eintracht, Djibril. How do you feel?
"It makes me very proud to have signed for a big club as steeped in history as Eintracht Frankfurt. I'd already heard a lot of good things about the club in Switzerland, but seeing the stadium just now was even more impressive."
What was the decisive factor in your decision to join Eintracht?
"The team's strong performances in the Europa League didn't go unnoticed in Switzerland and it's no secret that I know Adi Hütter from our time together in Bern. Overall the team has made a good impression. I think the conditions here are perfect for me to continue developing."
What do you think characterises the team?
"I have the impression that Eintracht are very close-knit and all pull in the same direction in order to achieve something. It's similar to the team spirit we had in Bern. That's one of the reasons I decided to come here."
How would you describe yourself as a player?
"I'm someone who gives absolutely everything out on the pitch. I'm dynamic and cover a lot of ground to help the team."
You have a great deal of experience despite being just 22. What would you say are your career highlights so far?
"Definitely winning the titles in 2018 and 2019 with the Young Boys. It was unbelievable to win the league again with the team after a 32-year wait."
You mentioned Adi Hütter. What's your relationship like with him?
"It's very good. Adi was my first coach in my first real season as a professional. I really developed a lot by working with him. I was able to take a big step forward and winning the title was the icing on the cake."
Were you in contact before your transfer to Frankfurt?
"Yes, we spoke on the phone a couple of times. He assured me that he wanted me in his team and would like to help me continue my development."
At Eintracht you will play alongside a familiar face in Gelson Fernandes, who you know from the Switzerland national team. Did you ask him about Frankfurt beforehand?
"Of course. Gelson only had good things to say about Frankfurt and kept telling me that I had to come here. He's a great guy and a close friend and I'm sure I'll be able to rely on his support early on."