USA worldwide Josh Sargent has what it takes to turn into one of many Bundesliga’s most full strikers, in response to Werder Bremen head coach Florian Kohfeldt.
Sargent has began 17 of Bremen’s 19 matches within the league this season – his second full marketing campaign of German top-flight soccer.
In addition to registering two objectives and as many assists, the 20-year-old has gained extra challenges than every other Werder participant (239), and is averaging a team-high 29 sprints per sport.
Watch: Florian Kohfeldt talks up Josh Sargent
For Kohfeldt, the Bremen No.19 has a really vivid future certainly.
“I see him on the way in which to being an entire striker,” he informed bundesliga.com following Die Grün-Weißen‘s 1-1 draw with Schalke on Matchday 19. “He will be one of many league’s high strikers.”
Few know Sargent higher. It was Kohfeldt who promoted the American to the Bremen first crew in the course of the first half of the 2018/19 season and proceeded at hand him his skilled debut in a league win over Fortuna Düsseldorf on 12 December 2019.
Watch: Sargent scored his eighth Bundesliga objective in Werder’s 4-1 win over Hertha Berlin on Matchday 18 of 2020/21
Sargent scored 86 seconds in, together with his first contact at that, and repeated the trick from the bench on his third top-flight outing, in a 3-2 defeat to RB Leipzig. He made his first begin in a 1-1 draw with VfB Stuttgart on Matchday 22 of the marketing campaign, earlier than incomes a full-time place within the senior aspect forward of 2019/20.
Sargent began 15 of his 23 Bundesliga appearances final time period, producing 4 objectives, together with one within the final-day rout of Cologne which snatched Werder a spot within the relegation play-offs. The Missouri native was a late substitute within the goalless first leg with Heidenheim, however made a decisive contribution when recalled to the beginning line-up for the reverse tie. His fifth help of the season helped the Inexperienced-Whites battle to a 2-2 draw and protect their top-tier standing on the away objectives rule.
Sargent has been a first-team common ever since, additionally discovering the online in DFB Cup wins over Carl Zeiss Jena and Hannover. The 12-time US worldwide will go into Werder’s last-16 assembly with Bundesliga 2 outfit Greuther Fürth on 2 February with 10 objectives and eight assists to indicate for his first 64 aggressive appearances as a Bremen participant.
Kohfeldt solely expects these numbers to swell within the months and years forward.
“I do not know if it’s going to take one 12 months or half a 12 months or two weeks, I am undecided and I can not say,” he stated of Sargent’s prospects. “But when he stays like this – he’s very, very calm within the locker room and he’s centered, and on the pitch he is stuffed with vitality – he’ll at some point be one of many league’s high strikers, I am utterly positive.”