psv eindhoven loanee derrick luckassen wants regular game time

11:00    07 Sep 2018

Ghanaian defender Derrick Luckassen is hoping for regular game time after leaving PSV Eindhoven on loan.

The 23-year-old central defender recently left the Dutch Eredivisie champions for German Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin on a season-long deal.

Hertha already have two Dutch players with Javairo Dilrosun and Karim Rekik. Luckassen has already played with Rekik for the Netherlands Under-21 side.

Luckassen, who helped PSV win last season's Eredivisie title, was born in the Netherlands to parents of Ghanaian descent.

"Yes, I already know Karim well; however I don’t know Javairo yet, although he has played in the Dutch youth teams with my brother, Samuel. Obviously it’s always easier to settle in at a new club when you have a familiar face here," Luckassen said.

"I didn’t actually discuss the transfer with Karim; I just had a good feeling about the move and my family and advisor both encouraged me to move. Karim’s development here at Hertha is another reason for my decision.

"When I moved to PSV I initially played a lot, but then the manager changed the team around after a defeat. After this I was unsatisfied with my game time, something very important for a young player. If I can have as much as success here as Karim has had, I will be very happy."

Catch the 2018/19 Eredivisie Highlights show on Fox Sports 1 tonight (Friday, September 7) at 18h00 CAT.

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