Bayern Munich and Nuremberg Share Sarpreet Singh
It has been just over a year since Sarpreet Singh, 21, officially joined the Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich, at number 10. The former Wellington Phoenix player is not only the first footballer of Indian descent to play in the German top flight, but also the first New Zealander to play in the Bundesliga since Wynton Rufer in 1997.
Sarpreet, who joins Nuremberg on loan this season, recently spoke with South China Morning Post journalist Andrew McNicol.
Having been brought up in a nation more commonly known for its rugby and cricket, Singh is well aware of the unlikely journey he has spent most of his life making, McNicol writes for the Post. What started as a bit of hype in Auckland led to Wellington general manager David Dome labelling him “living proof that young New Zealand football players can succeed”.
“Even when I was in New Zealand, I always believed in myself. Sometimes people doubt you and make comments, but you should never let that get into your head. I always knew technically I could compete at a very high level,” Singh says.
Original article by Andrew McNicol, South China Morning Post, August 12, 2020.
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