Profimannschaft 07.10.2020, 16:03 Uhr
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Maudo Jarjué always worked hard in his first, not always easy season with Austria Wien, accepting thankfully any help from the people around him in the Generali-Arena and the Viola Park. The reward is that he now plays regularly under coach Peter Stöger and is in great demand with two national teams: Guinea-Bissau and Gambia. The 23-year-old explains why.

© FK Austria Wien/Köhler Maudo Jarjué: 1 helpful year & 2 national teams

Maudo Jarjué has played in all four Bundesliga games so far, was in the starting line-up in the two away games against LASK and Tyrol, as well as in the first Cup round: "It motivates me a lot and makes me happy that I am now playing regularly in the first team," says Jarjué.

The good performance at Austria Wien aroused interest of two national teams: Guinea-Bissau and Gambia. "I have already been in contact with both national teams. It motivates me a lot that they both believe in me. It is not an easy decision for me. I will consider it carefully and discuss it with my family." Jarjué's parents are from Gambia, but he grew up with his grandfather in Guinea-Bissau, where he also learned to play football.

"Like one big family"

Maudo Jarjué feels strengthened by an instructive first season at Austria Wien: "The first year was difficult, everything was new for me: the country, the language & the whole environment, but the people around me at Austria Wien were always very positive and helped me to adapt quickly. "

In the previous season, the central defender trained with the first team for most of the week, but mostly played for the Young Violets in the 2nd division (15 appearances/2 goals).  Young Violets coach Harald Suchard and his neighbors in Viola Park Benedikt Pichler and Johannes Handl helped him a lot in his first year: "We are like one big family, they helped me a lot in the first year, Benni  translated important documents for me, for example", Maudo Jarjué tells, who also quickly grew fond of the city of Vienna:

At the side of Palmer-Brown and Michael Madl

"I love going to the zoo and I also go to the first district or Mariahilf every now and then. I feel really good: The most important thing is that I have the feeling that our fans respect me." The relationship with his two defensive colleagues Erik Palmer-Brown and Michael Madl is also marked by respect:

"Both can read the game well, are experienced and have good technique. It is a pleasure to play at their side because they are very positive people," says Maudo Jarjué, who knows that after the 2-0 win against WSG Tirol, there is still a lot of work ahead: "It was very important for us to get the three points. Coach Peter Stöger gave us good instructions. We always fight together as a team."

Pl. Mannschaft Spiele Pkt
1. FC Red Bull Salzburg 12 25
2. SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz 11 24
3. LASK 12 24
4. SK Rapid Wien 12 24
5. WSG Swarovski Tirol 12 17
6. RZ Pellets WAC 11 16
7. spusu SKN St. Pölten 12 15
8. TSV Prolactal Hartberg 12 14
9. SV Guntamatic Ried 12 13
10. FK Austria Wien 12 11
11. CASHPOINT SCR Altach 12 8
12. FC Flyeralarm Admira 12 7
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