A strong performance from FC as a whole and, in particular, from Elvis Rexhbecaj. He walked away with the DFB’s Man of the Match following the 6:0 win over Altglienicke on Saturday afternoon. The 22-year-old notched up a brace and an assist at RheinEnergieSTADION, which proved to be his first goals for 1. FC Köln. “I felt good today. Two goals and an assist – that’s okay,” said Rexhbecaj.
Rexhbecaj not only played through the 90 minutes and had the goals and assists to his name; the midfielder was able to boast two key passes and won three of his duels. The on-loan midfielder was playing against some former team-mates from his time at VfL Wolfsburg, “In the past year, they narrowly missed out on promotion. We knew that we were playing against what could have been a 3. Liga team. They gave their all in a big stadium.”
After four assists last season, it was a continuation from an impressive Rückrunde from the midfielder. Rexhbecaj added, “The first round is always difficult, we saw that yesterday. We did well up to the first goal and wanted to play things out seriously until the end. That’s what happened, and now we keep going.”