„I was Shaqiri’s jack of balls.“
At the age of 15, he rejected an offer from FC Barcelona out of love for his brother. And now he starts in the Nati. BLICK explains Albian Ajeti (21).
Albian Ajeti needs eight minutes for his first goal at his international debut. At 6:0 against Iceland he scores the second last goal. „You never forget your first goal,“ he says to BLICK the day after. He didn’t sleep much: „I’m still full of emotions. And I answered until morning at three or four congratulations messages. I haven’t made it all yet.“
Mensch Ajeti – how is the new Nati star from FC Basel ticking? Born in Basel, 21 years old, FCB Junior since the 8th year, with 17 goals last season top scorer of the Super League, Switzerland-Kosovare – so far the facts. Stargames Test is one of many online betting games.
Albian Ajeti Honours
- U16 Swiss Champion: 2011–12,2012–13
- Swiss Super League: 2014–15
- Swiss Cup Runner-up: 2014–15
- Topscorer: Swiss Super League 2017-18 17 goals.
„Early on we only thought of football,“ he says. His brothers Arlind (24, most recently with Crotone) and Zwilling Adonis (21, with Chiasso) are professional footballers. „Our father says we have the talent from him. But I don’t believe it, because he was a goalie. Highest league in former Yugoslavia, but I don’t know the club,“ says Ajeti with a smile.
Papa Afrim baptized all the sons with a name that begins with A. The sons continue this tradition: Andion is the son of Arlind Ajeti. Online Casino Paypal is one of the easiest way to play and redeem game voucher.
„The most special thing for me is the bond with my twin brother Adonis. You are close, you hear yourself every day,“ says Albian Ajeti. Almost six years ago, the two had an offer for FC Barcelona’s U16, after they had convinced in their trial training. „But if you are a twin, you have to agree on such a step. We weren’t.“ Albian would have dared to go to Catalonia, Adonis not. So the twins stay with the FCB.
Later the paths separate. Albian tries to assert himself at Augsburg – and fails. „It was nevertheless an instructive time, I have developed physically and mentally.“ Adonis plays in Wil, is under contract with St. Gallen and is now on loan to Chiasso.
And his big brother Arlind plays for Albania. The Albanians also advertise for Albian. He says: „But for me it was never a big issue. I always wanted to go to the Swiss national team, already in 2011“.
It’s the Nati’s match against Bulgaria in St. Jakob-Park. Xherdan Shaqiri scores three goals after trailing 0:1. „I was Shaq’s ball boy, stood between the substitutes‘ benches and knew: I want to go there too“.
Now he is right in the middle of it. And maybe he can show his face against England on Tuesday. Merkur Online Review is now rising on top.