By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Dinkçi on helping shoot Freiburg out of Europe: "It went awry for me."

Future SC Freiburg attacker Eren Dinkçi commented on the curious fact that his brace against Köln yesterday was one of the contributing factors that led to his new club being eliminated from Europe whilst conducting his post-match interview yesterday. 

Two more goals in the season finale gave 22-year-old winger/forward an impressive total of ten league goals (and 18 scorer points across all competitions) for his loan club of 1. FC Heidenheim this year. The SV Werder Bremen loanee's breakout season ultimately led to him playing himself into focus on the transfer market. SC Freiburg paid Werder a reported €5 million to secure Dinkçi's services for the forthcoming season,

Interestingly enough, Dinkçi's contribution to the results yesterday left his current club in 8th place to finish off the season. At the very least, Frank Schmidt's FCH will get a chance to contest the 2024/25 UEFA Europa Conference League places. Should Leverkusen prevail over 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the DFB Pokal Final, Heidenheim will automatically secure an Europa League berth. 

Finishing in 10th place following their loss to 1. FC Union Berlin yesterday, Freiburg aren't headed anywhere. Dinkçi commented on this fact while speaking to the Sky microphones after yesterday's 4-1 win over Köln. After acknowledging that things didn't exactly break his way, the future SCF attacker made clear that he had to maintain allegiances to whatever club he happened to be representing. 

"It kind of went awry for me," Dinkçi remarked with a smile on his face, "but I'm happy for the [Heidenheim] team, they absolutely deserve it. I think that's part of it. I owe a lot to the club and to each individual. I don't think it would be fair if I didn't give one hundred percent in the final game."

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