Meyer satisfied: “Palace perhaps stronger than Schalke”
Max Meyer has given his first interview as a Crystal Palace professional and refrained from playing against the former club. The 22-year-old considers the move to London to be a big leap – also sporty.
It was foreseeable that his new employer would not necessarily reveal the complete truth. Crystal Palace introduces Max Meyer as the former “German Messi” and “hottest non-delivery player”, who has chosen the Eagles despite numerous offers. Suddenly he was photographed in red-blue stripes, “but not in those of FC Barcelona or Bayern Munich”.
As a result, Palace writes on his website, which Meyer gave his first interview as a Premier League professional, that the 22-year-old was no longer allowed to train with Schalke after contractual talks had not led to any results. It comes as no surprise that Meyer coach Domenico Tedesco and co-trainer Peter Perchtold had already declared that he had finished with Schalke. Neither was Palace Meyer’s initial presentation with a photograph of compatriot Joshua Kimmich.
Meyer himself told the tennest, who has won a game so far (2-0 at Fulham) and lost one (2-0 against Liverpool), that he was “excited” about the “new team”, the “new city” (“very different from Gelsenkirchen”) and of course the Premier League, which was “more intense and faster”. He would have learned of the interest from South London late in July and signed it a few weeks later.
“We can play a very good season,” says Meyer, “because we have a lot of quality in the squad, a strong team – just as strong, perhaps even stronger, compared to Schalke.
The four-time international has come to England with a fitness deficit, but he will make up for it gradually; last Monday Meyer made his debut against Liverpool in the last minutes, and the match will continue in Watford on Sunday noon. Will he be in the starting line-up for the first time?