In the summer Leo Greiml left Rapid Vienna and joined FC Schalke 04. In the Royal Blues, however, the Austrian hardly gets a chance. Nevertheless, he does not quarrel with his change.
“I have now decided to take this step abroad and have not regretted anything until now,” Greiml clarified on the “Sky” program “Die Abstauber”.
Since moving to FC Schalke, the 21-year-old central defender has only appeared in six competitive games for the pros. He completed one more game for the second team in the Regionalliga West.
Greiml struggled for a long time with the consequences of a cruciate ligament rupture that he suffered in October 2021. “It was clear to me that if I took the step abroad after my cruciate ligament injury, it wouldn’t be easy,” emphasized the Austrian U21 international.
There were also problems with the meniscus. “That didn’t really play into my hands and then I lost another two to three months because I didn’t know exactly what was going on. I didn’t get it under control until the end of December,” explained Greiml. Since then he has been looking “positively into the future”.
However, Greiml does not have too high hopes of playing times in the final sprint of the Bundesliga. “The players playing in my position are doing very well at the moment, so I have to be patient and queue up,” said the youngster selflessly: “I’m positive that my time will come.”
Greiml believes FC Schalke 04 will stay in the league
Greiml is convinced that FC Schalke will stay in the league. With the victory over Hertha BSC (5: 2), the Knappen are “back in the race”.
“If we play like we did against Hertha on Friday, we can set our clear goal of not relegation,” emphasized the defender: “There are now four teams playing to avoid relegation. The next few weeks will be very decisive. “