FC Schalke 04 striker Guido Burgstaller has revealed how a failed spell with Cardiff City in the English Championship inspired him to achieve success in Germany.
The Austria international joined Cardiff from Rapid Vienna on a three-year deal in 2014 but failed to impress during a short stint with the Bluebirds that saw him score just one goal.
He then shipped out to Nurnberg in the German second tier where he found his scoring touch and this later won him a move to Schalke, where he continues to plunder the goals.
He told Sport Bild: “After four weeks I was not allowed to play, not even to train with the pros, and I even had to clear my locker in the cabin and train with the amateurs.
“But I was not to blame for anything. I was not even told why I did not get a chance, I was only informed by letter that I cannot train and play. Thank goodness, I went to Nuremberg after half a year and they gave me a chance.”
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