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Sejdic Looking For More Goals & Assists To Help the Collective

Unfazed by opener against Toronto FC

Amir Sejdic in training at Centre Nutrilait today...

Amar Sejdic is hoping for more goals and assists in 2021 and to contribute even more to the collective.

2020 was a break-out season for the Berlin-born, 24-year-old. He managed 3 goals and 1 assist (all comps) in 18 appearances (11+7sub). He was named as an unused substitute on a further 11 occasions.

Of the current squad only three players, Romell Quioto, Lassi Lappalainen and Ballou Tabla have scored more goals for the club.

Cool, calm, collected and sounding serious at yesterday’s press conference, he appeared unfazed at the prospect of facing old rival Toronto in the season’s opener.

You get the firm impression he’s taking all in his stride, and while recognizing the rivalry, points to the fact that the teams met ‘so many times’ last season.

“It’s the first game of the year. It’s important to go in physically and mentally ready. We’ve a lot of time between now and then to decide how we want to play and set the identity for our team.”

The midfielder found form and favour under Thierry Henry last season and is hoping to carry a similar narrative into 2021, when it comes to playing for Wilfried Nancy.

“Not sure if I’d put it in that context [having to prove myself again to a new coach]. Complacency is not good for any player, so it’s important for all the guys, including myself, to not be complacent, but be humble and know that everything is earned and nothing is given.”

Sejdic also mentioned how competitive it has now become within the squad, with options for a ‘bunch of positions all over the field’.

Professionally he wants to continue to grow both as a person and as a player, and expressed a desire to to play further forward where he might contribute more important goals and assists to the team.

“I think I’ve done ok [last season]. I’ve still much room to grow and want to get better to help the team on a day to day.”

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