Melayro Bogarde has looked back on his Bundesliga debut for Hoffenheim on Saturday.

The 18-year-old became the youngest ever Dutchman to play in the Bundesliga as he started the 1-0 win over Mainz. However, Bogarde was taken off on a yellow card at half-time.

Speaking to NOS, Bogarde revealed, “I made two unnecessary fouls.

“At half-time, the referee said to the trainer,“If he makes another foul, he will turn red.” That’s why I was changed at half-time. But trainer Schreuder took me aside and said that I had done defensively well and played football, and had to continue.”

Bogarde played at right-back but he sees his future in the centre of defence, “Here we build from the back and I can sit as a central defender in midfield. One of my strengths. Trainer Schreuder is very important in this. The first times that I was allowed to train under him, last September, he was immediately surprised. He is satisfied with me and sees that I am taking steps. That gives a lot of confidence. “




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