French legionnaire Adrian Grbic was one of the candidates for removal in Franco Foda’s squad for the European Championship. Now the Lorient striker is angry and settles accounts with his club.
Although Lorient transferred nine million euros to Clermont Foot for Grbic, he was only awarded short assignments by spring at the latest. Grbic only completed one game of the season over 90 minutes.
Although the 24-year-old scored four international goals in nine games, it wasn’t enough for the EURO squad. “I was surprised, very clear, that I was struck out. It’s still difficult to grasp at the moment,” Grbic told the APA.
“I understand that especially for a European Championship you need players who are in the rhythm, but like I was with the national team before, I didn’t play that much in the club either, so I came to the team and did my best The decision came as a surprise to me, “the striker continued.
Grbic does not see the reason for the non-nomination to be due to the lack of match practice. “You learn from such setbacks, they only make you stronger. There will be tournaments for me and I’m quite sure that if I work hard on myself, I’ll be there at the next tournament,” said the native Viennese.
Foda did without Grbic in the ÖFB squad
Instead of encouragement, there should have been further swipes from the coach during training. “Such things are not nice and have followed me all year,” said the offensive man. Even with good training performances, Grbic Pelissier could not convince: “It was not in my power, I could do what I wanted.”
At the beginning of the year, the Austrian emphasized in discussions with the French media that he was satisfied with the club. “I lied at the time and said that I was happy because we were in the middle of it Relegation battle and I didn’t want to bring in any unrest “, revealed Grbic now.
With Lorient, however, he can now settle accounts: “I was left behind, they just ruined me all year. That is the pure truth and I do not wish that to anyone.”
The ex-Altacher came to Lorient in the summer and was given a contract until 2025. Now Grbic is aiming for a loan change: “Far too much has just happened. It will be very difficult to build a new basis for working together.”
“I hope that the new season will get better – wherever,” the ÖFB striker continued and added: “I want to be in the limelight again with my goals, I know what qualities I have.”