Bologna star Joshua Zirkzee has spoken about his time at Bayern Munich, revealing that playing street football there shaped him into an adult that he is today.
The Dutchman has hit form this season and has impressed many, scoring three times and racking up two assists in 11 Serie A games. He has one goal in the Coppa Italia, with things looking really promising for the 22-year-old forward this season.
A product of the Bayern Munich youth academy, Zirkzee had a loan spell at Parma in 2021 and then joined Anderlecht on loan. He joined Bologna permanently, but it appears as if there is a release clause in place which could allow Bayern Munich to bring him back to the club.
Zirkzee was asked about this clause in a recent interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport and he said: “Now I know… I became an adult there but let’s say street football shaped me. Because it’s always a duel, you fight for yourself, if you fall on the asphalt you get hurt a lot and then you train to stand , because you feel free to play. A school of life, of football, where you have to improve yourself every day. I never went home, like many children. And mother Doris got really angry. How many scoldings have I received.”
He was also asked about his future at the Rossoblu and he responded that he wants to do big things at the club, saying: “The road is long and you have to work hard every day. If you ask me what I prefer between making Bologna great or going to play for a big club soon, I tell you that the right choice is making Bologna great. Then we’ll see you.”
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN