The German midfielder, on loan from Borussia Dortmund, is back at his club after a frustrating one-year spell with the English Championship winners.
Norwich City was the first English Championship side to qualify for next year’s Premier League, after winning the league in the first place.
And 12 months ago, German midfielder Felix Passlack arrived on loan from Borussia Dortmund to try to win a place in the squad.
Unfortunately, the 21-year-old only made six appearances, including one league, came from the bench, and that’s it.
Now he’s back at Dortmund and hopes the future is better than it was in England.
“I went to Norwich with the clear goal of becoming a regular. Max Aarons got his chance early in the season and really used it,” he said according to EDP24.
“It was clear to me that he had overtaken me. For me, it was then waiting until I got my chance someday.”
“Unfortunately, that never came because Max continued to perform well and the team was so successful,” he added.
“Of course it was hard to be happy in person. If you are in such an exceptional season and used almost only in the few cup games, then I can not be satisfied with it.”
“However, I was very happy for the team and the entire club. I know what we have done on a daily basis and how we have made people in the region happy,” he said.
“Especially at the beginning, it was difficult to deal with and to accept the situation. I was very frustrated.”
“That’s normal, otherwise I would have missed my job,” he commented.
“It helped a lot that my girlfriend was with me in England. We talked a lot about the situation.”
“After a while, I thought, ‘It’s the way it is. You can do nothing but keep pushing, being positive and patient’,” the player concluded.
⌛️ We stuck to our philosophy. We believed in our ideas. We carried out a plan and we won.
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