ÖFB team boss Franco Foda raves about Yusuf Demir: “Has a great career ahead of him”

With an outing against the Faroe Islands, ÖFB team boss Franco Foda helped rapid talent Yusuf Demir to make his team debut. Afterwards, the German raved about the 17-year-old.

Demir made history with a short stint from the 85th minute against Faroe Islands: The creative player is now the youngest rapid kicker to ever play in the national team – a record previously held by Veli Kavlak.

In addition, Demir’s commitment is tied to the ÖFB for at least three more years (for an explanation, click here) – although Turkey tried to get his services. The confirmed Turkey U21 team boss Tolunay Kafkas during the week.

Nevertheless, Demir’s substitution was of a tactical nature, stressed Foda. With his way of playing, the talent should “make a difference”. Foda continues: “But of course we also wanted to show that he can be important for Austrian football in the future.”

Overall, Foda came out as a Demir fan. This would have a “great career ahead of him.” With Rapid coach Dietmar Kühbauer Demir is “in good hands”, explained Foda.

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