Klaassen: Werder move not a step down
Davy Klaassen is pleased with how well he has settled in at Werder Bremen and says his move to the Weserstadion isn't a step down for him.
During the summer, Davy Klaassen left Everton to join Werder Bremen for a club record fee of €13,5 million.
The former Ajax midfielder was also in negotiations with Napoli, but ultimately made the move to the Weserstadion instead - and he's still pleased with that decision.
"Werder are a big club, but at the same time, it's like a family here. The atmosphere is really special," Klaassen told Kicker and added:
"The most important thing for me is that there is a plan and a perspective. We want to get into European football - that's our declared goal."
On Saturday, the Dutch national team will meet Germany in the UEFA Nations League, but Klaassen is not a part of the team to face 'Die Mannschaft'.
The 25-year-old was a regular part of the squad until the summer of 2017, and he feels confident that he will eventually return to the team.
"I talked to the coach in February, and he told me: 'When you get to play again, you're an option'. So I think if I play well, it will come naturally," he said.
So far, Klaassen has made eight appearances for Werder with two goals and two assists to his name.