Munich Sep 22 (IANS) Ghanian footballer Baba Rahman is delighted to be back in Bundesliga and has said he feels like being “back home” with FC Schalke 04 on a loan move from English Premier League side Chelsea.
“It was and is a bit like coming back home for me, when I run out in places like the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt or the Olympiastadion in Berlin. And being able to experience the VELTINS-Arena in a Schalke shirt is of course a highlight,” the former FC Augsburg defender told Bundesliga official website on Wednesday.
“For me, Schalke are one of the absolute top clubs in the Bundesliga. While the Augsburg fans were amazing, I’ve got to say that I’ve never experienced such enthusiasm as there is here in Schalke. It’s incredible, above all how so many of them came to support us in Nice. I think there were around 2,000 of them who made the long journey. It was sensational!” he added.
On his parent club Chelsea, the 22-year old said, “Chelsea are a huge club who have already won the Champions League. Of course the Blues have great support too, but Schalke is still something else. I don’t have any figures at hand, but just my feeling tells me that more Schalke fans travel to away games.”
Rahman is with Schalke on loan for one season, but that won’t make it harder for him to identify with the club.
“Not at all. I am only thinking about Schalke right now and I feel 100 per cent a Schalke player. I cannot predict whether things will work out the way we imagine them, but I can promise that I will give everything — absolutely everything — for this club.”