“Carefree, ball safe and technically savvy” – If Herr Leitner lives up to his billing we have ourselves a gem, if only for three months - football




“Carefree, ball safe and technically savvy” – If Herr Leitner lives up to his billing we have ourselves a gem, if only for three months

“Carefree, ball safe and technically savvy” – If Herr Leitner lives up to his billing we have ourselves a gem, if only for three months



Let?s talk about Moritz Leitner.
When he signed, we felt as though we may have pulled off a coup. We added to the German population in Norfolk yet again and this time, he wasn?t a nobody from the German third tiers – some may call that progress.
But there was always a hidden issue. As much as fans would hype up their club, having an advertised Bundesliga winner and Champions League finalist join a Championship team destined for another year in the league seemed suspicious. Either we needed to give Daniel Farke more credit for his lies and saying how close to the Capital, Norwich is on the train, or there was a problem.
He had flopped (or as my Microsoft Bing Translator aptly puts it ?Borussia Dortmund Super Talent slid off?). As with Tom Trybull, Leitner had everything going for him, yet neither they were never forthcoming.
During his time at Borussia Dortmund, Leitner gained experience playing for Germany?s Under 19, 20s and 21s and although with success to his name, he played no major role to the club?s glory. Although rated highly by Jurgen Klopp, a change in management and the fierce competition in Dortmund?s midfield meant Leitner was very much ?put on hold?, not without mentioning the playmaker still managed to rack up 45 appearances in Bundesliga, though many were from the bench. It was only when David Wagner (and later, Daniel Farke) took charge of Dortmund II that Leitner would rapidly help change a period of two points in seven games to 17 points in eight games.
Since leaving Dortmund in 2016, Leitner has yet to call a place home ? it may be even wise to wonder if this is the reason he clearly treats his loan spell at Norwich with such passion.
His time at Lazio proved nothing more than a hope of revitalising his career ? he remained seated on the bench for the most part of his short-lived time in Italy, playing only 13 minutes in the two appearances he managed.
Similarly, on his return to FC Augsburg, despite a bright start to the second half of t... view: 0
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