Bremen – These are the great stories of football: The only 19-year-old Eren Dinkci was in the squad of a Bundesliga game for the first time on Saturday and then scored the 1-0 winner for SV Werder Bremen after being substituted on – with his very first Ball contact! But who is this Eren Dinkci anyway?
The Turkish U19 national player (one mission) is a special case in modern football, because he does not really come from a junior performance center of a Bundesliga club. The big talents usually move there at the age of 14 or 15, sometimes even much earlier. But Eren Dinkci played for a long time at Bremen clubs and did not join until the age of 18 Werder Bremen. He even insisted on playing the season with his SC Borgfeld to the end.
So he joined in January 2019 after having a contract valid until 2022 Werder Bremen signed, immediately loaned it to his SC Borgfeld for six months – to the club where today’s national player Julian Brandt once started playing football. When Eren Dinkci Arrived firmly at Werder in the summer of 2019, he immediately developed into the top scorer of the U19s. He scored 22 goals in 20 games before the season was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Werder Bremen has high hopes for top talent Eren Dincki
At the end of June, “Sky” reported an interest from Juventus Turin Eren Dinkci. There was talk of a loan with an option to buy. In Idrissa Toure, the Italians had already borrowed a young player from Werder in 2018 and bought it a year later for their own U23. Both Dinkci and Toure are under contract with the consulting agency “EMG Mundial”, which fueled the rumor. Ultimately, however, the Turkish U19 international decided on the perspective that Werder Bremen offered him.
After moving up from the U19 to the Bremen U23 in the summer, Dinkci has played in all eight regional league games of the season – and scored seven goals until the season was stopped due to Corona. The striker’s good performance was of course not lost on Bundesliga coach Florian Kohfeldt, who brought Dinkci to train the professionals. “Eren has been on our radar for some time. He is one of the players from the U23, with whom we have high hopes that they will advance to the professional squad in the future and play a role there, ”said Kohfeldt at the time and confirmed this Top-Talent good performance during the first units: “He can train in the group without any problems.”
Werder Bremen: Eren Dinkci heads victory goal in Bundesliga debut against Mainz 05
Kohfeldt almost took the young attacker to the game in Frankfurt at the end of October, but then decided differently. Was in Mainz Eren Dinkci now there, but also benefited from Leonardo Bittencourt’s short-term failure (ankle injury). Because the strikers Niclas Füllkrug, Milot Rashica and Davie Selke were also absent, the chances of Dinkci were not that bad. And in the 85th minute, Kohfeldt actually brought the 19-year-old, who bravely headed the winning goal against Mainz 05 after a cross from Tahith Chong.
An unbelievable story of a boy from Bremen who made it to the top even without a youth training center. And he should never have taken off, but all the more ambitious, they say. “I’m very happy for Eren. He is a calm, down-to-earth boy and has fitted in great today, “praised team-mate Maximilian Eggestein and added:” Not just that he did Tor did, I thought it was remarkable how he defended the goal afterwards. “These are good prerequisites for this football fairy tale to have more chapters. (kni / dco)