In an exclusive interview with Football-Oranje, which you can watch by clicking here, PSV Eindhoven’s young defender Chris Gloster revealed that he was looking to break into the first-team this season.

  • by Michael Statham
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The 19-year-old signed for PSV last summer and originally looked set to spend at least one year with PSV’s reserve team Jong PSV, who play in the Dutch second tier.

However, in a campaign which currently sees Mark van Bommel’s team well adrift from Ajax at the top of the Eredivisie, Gloster recognises his chance may come at left-back, where PSV have struggled with selection issues so far this season. The American full-back said, “I honestly think this is my big chance. Hopefully I’m in the winter pre-season with the first team.”

Michal Sadilek, usually a midfielder, has been filling in at left-back for PSV in recent weeks, given the lack of quality shown thus far by summer signings Olivier Boscagli and Toni Lato, both acquired by manager van Bommel for the left-back position.

Gloster went on to add, “That was one of the reasons why I made the move to PSV because I saw there was a chance and they lost their former left-back Angelino and all that.”

“So I think all that really made me think, OK maybe I can really make my jump here to first-team football.”

You can watch the whole interview by clicking here. Gloster discusses how tough it is living in the Netherlands away from family, his future playing for the USA and his closest friends at PSV.

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