Bayern Munich loanee Fiete Arp will spend next season at Holstein Kiel in hopes of regaining the form that made him the most sought-after striker prospect in all of Germany just two years ago.
After injuries, an illness, and bouts with his form and confidence decimated the last two seasons, Arp is on a mission to prove that he has the chops to eventually make it in the Bundesliga.
“All in all, I am one player among many, who simply want to perform and who simply want to contribute to this awesome project,” said Arp to Sky Sport. “These first days helped to revive the optimism.”
When asked to speak about his experience with Bayern Munich, Arp was thankful for the opportunity, but wanted to make it clear that he is committed to helping Holstein Kiel be the best club it can be for as long as he is there.
“Of course I am glad that I already had such an experience at a young age. At the end of the day, however, I want to be seen here as a normal Holstein Kiel player,” said Arp.
As for the myriad of obstacles that he battled against with Bayern Munich, Arp was thankful that the people around him were always so supportive over the past two seasons.
“That’s why I never fell mentally into a very deep hole,” Arp said.
Arp also said that biggest thing he learned during his time with Bayern Munich was “patience.” There has been some thought that the move was “too much, too soon” for the youngster and this seems to affirm that line of thinking.
Ultimately, Arp said that he just wants to perform “no matter where you play or with whom you play.”
That would be a great start toward getting his once-promising career back on track.