Extremely fast, tricky and dangerous for goals: The German Karim Adeyemi is preparing to become the next super striker in the service of Salzburg. The legend “Manni” Schwabl about its advantages and the next _step.
Haaland, Zickler, Janko, Alan, Soriano (yesterday’s training guest) and Co .: The list of exceptional goalscorers at Salzburg is long. And could soon be richer by a name. According to the motto “You are a great striker at home”, the next clippers are already preparing to cause a sensation.
Karim Adeyemi leads the Bundesliga scorers list with seven goals, and at the age of only 19 he recently made his debut in the German national team and promptly scored against Armenia.
Schwabl as advisor for Adeyemi
“There are absolutely no limits to Karim,” says one of the “Krone” who has accompanied him for years: Manfred “Manni” Schwabl. The Bavarian football legend, who once also worked for FC Tirol, took Adeyemi under his wing near Unterhaching after the young toddler was sorted out at Bayern Munich due to disciplinary problems. “He’s still an important advisor to me,” says Adeyemi about the 55-year-old.
He, in turn, is enthusiastic about the development of the young star. “At that time we were also in other academies. The step to Liefering and Salzburg was exactly the right one. “
But not only the sporting development impresses him, but also the human one. Nobody takes more time to fulfill selfie and autograph requests like Adeyemi. “That is particularly important to me. Because I make sure that he stays down to earth, ”emphasizes Schwabl.
The Adeyemi advises not to immediately follow the call from top European clubs – Barça and Bavaria are interested. “But it will probably be that far by summer at the latest,” he remains realistic.