Mavraj Becomes Hamburg’s Leader
Albanian Daily News
Published August 1, 2017
The Albanian National Team defender Mërgim Mavraj is gaining more and more weight in the Hamburg team, turning into one of the leaders of the German team. The 31-years old player earned the teammates trust and Coach Markus Gisdol gave him the team leader’s band in a recent friendly match against Antalyaspor.
This was Mavraj’s first time as team leader but the luck abandoned him because Hamburg was defeated with 2-0 score. Maico and Samuel Etto scored twice for Antalyspor in 40th and 61th minutes.
The Albanian defender played only 45 minutes because coach Gisdol made several replacements testing different players in the field.