One of the two new faces at PSV training camp is American Chris Gloster (20). With goalkeeper Maxime Delanghe (19), he made his debut in the selection and the left-back can take his first steps in selection A. “PSV is a big club in the United States, so if I can be here , you can read it in several places. “
For Gloster, it was not obvious that he was there in Marienfeld, Germany, where PSV are training at the “Klosterpforte” hotel-residence. “To be honest, I was quite surprised. I had trained with Team A a few times before, but I was not sure. This is the first time that I have been with PSV in a very long time and I feel like I am now halfway to PSV. Now I have to show myself on a higher level, take my chances and make sure I stick to that.
A year ago the defender came from Hanover 96 and he mastered the German language accordingly. “I have been there for a few years and have been able to get used to a number of training methods which I am now experiencing also under the new coach. Roger Schmidt’s system is nice to watch as a viewer, I think. Running and gegenpressing are also great for players, it really gives football something extra. Hope we get good results with this.
The youngster returned from the United States early last month and had to be quarantined for two weeks because America is a so-called orange region during the crown era. “Fortunately, nothing bad happened in my home environment, but in New York it was a very big theme,” he says. Gloster comes from Montclair, which is not too far from the American metropolis. “It’s also a very important thing in California and Florida. I hope everyone takes enough precautions to get the situation under control quickly.
Back to football. Will the youth international see himself playing in the most attractive American league (Major League Soccer) again? “I would like that, but preferably when I’m close to retirement as a football player,” he says. “My goal has always been to be successful in Europe and now I have a chance at a big club.”
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