2017-07-15 FC Nurnberg training match against Inter
2017-07-11 FC Nurnberg training match against VfR Garching
Video source: FCN Club TV
When Rurik Gislason (29) was substituted for Garching (5: 2) on Tuesday in the club test, the Icelander gave everything he had, shaking his opponents at high speed like pesky flies.
He scored a goal and made many dangerous actions – It seemed liked it had finally clicked for the national team player!
Gislason says: “It is my last chance to leave my footprints here. I can not afford another season with so few stakes.”
Since his transfer in 2015, the sympathetic Viking waits for his breakthrough at the club.
In his first season, he was set back by an Achilles tendon rupture, but under the ex-coach Alois Schwartz (50), he could only convince very little in the second year.
Gislason retrospectively: “I came full of hope with high expectations. Of course, I’ve promised myself more. For example, becoming a star.
I hope I can play an important role this year. Since I’ve been here, that was all I ever wanted.”
Article source: bild.de
German article from nordbayern.de – roughly translated.
BAMBERG – 1. FC Nürnberg is still looking for a striker, although a couple are still running at the Valznerweiher sports park. Rurik Gislason, for example, who is hoping for his breakthrough in his third year at the club – and not for the first time.
Life is far too good to be stressful. Rurik Gislason knows this. In his holidays he likes to fly the sun afterwards, to Florida or Dubai, even in everyday life, the friendly Icelander always feels deeply relaxed. Little can get him out of his way. He can be really angry if he feels unjustified. As by Alois Schwartz, his former coach.
Rurik has often been left out of the starting line up, for whatever reason. Last season, Gislason scored for the first time on the 21st day of the match, at the 0-2 in Munich. Far too little for one who is called unconditional teamplayer. And the next year with his country selection would like to go to the World Cup to Russia.
“He is developing and working well for himself,” says coach Köllner, “he takes things very well.” Gislason, as a substitute midfielder, beat Bohemians Prague and tried to set a sign, the two internal defenders, he also shaken a few times vigorously; Just before the end of the game. A success story, which has been denied him in the Second League so far. And in times when an offensive force is often measured by their goals.
“I am always optimistic,” he says, before the others in the squad he does not need to hide. “There is always competition in a big club like Nuremberg,” says Gislason, “but I’m sure the competition will be fair this season.”
Gislason is ready, “I feel fit, I’ve trained well,” he says. Even Iceland’s national coach Heimir Hallgrímsson is back on Gislason; In the World Cup qualification, he switched to the final victories in Kosovo and against Croatia in the final phase, during the test in Ireland Gislason was allowed to participate in 88 minutes.
“There is no reason for me not to be optimistic,” says Gislason, “for my career it would be a disaster to experience a season like the past.” At that time he had the feeling “never to get a chance to show me, I felt I deserved more chances.” Now, in preparation, he gets it – and seems to use it as well.
“I came here to have success with this great club,” says Gislason, whose contract expires next summer. “It is up to me and the club what the future brings.” For him hopefully a beautiful life. Especially as a footballer.
Just received this today! 😍Thank you SO much @rurikgislason for sending me your shirt, it truly means the world to me. 😁 You inspire me every day to fight for and go after my dreams. You inspire me to work hard and show others what I'm capable of, just like you show others! 💪🏻 I can't thank you enough for following my fan page and liking the pictures, and for allowing me to keep during what I love to do! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You're the best!! ❤️
There’s a few Danish articles floating around these days, saying a couple of Danish clubs are interested in Rúrik – He’s already played for Viborg, OB and FC Copenhagen – But Rúrik is only interested in playing for FC Copenhagen, because he has a lot of respect for the club and their fans, and was very well received when he played there.
The articles dosen’t say if FC Copenhagen is one of the clubs who are interested, but I’ll post more about this, if I come across more articles.
rurikgislasonfans: And we miss you on the pitch! I hope the tables turn, and you get selected for the FCN squad more often! Just keep up the great work and have a good spirit about it. Then I’m sure you’ll be back in no time, kicking that ball around!! 👌🏻😃