He was on the list of possible reinforcements for almost half a year. And on Tuesday, the transfer was finally done. Alexander Bah joins Slavia, the 23-year old Danish midfielder or right-back signed a contract with the red and whites until the June 2025.
Welcome to Slavia, what are your first feelings after signing for the club?
“I am very excited to be here. Slavia is a big club and I am honoured I will play for Slavia.”
What was the main reason for choosing Slavia?
“I knew that other clubs were interested too, but after I had heard about Slavia and about their style of play, I thought this could fit me well. It is very offensive with both left and right backs going up to score goals and make assists. I think I can help the team with that.”
Slavia manager Jindřich Trpišovský picked you out already half a year ago which is obviously a good sign for you.
“Of course, I know that the coach analysed my play very well and that he knows where I am good and where I need to be better. So, of course, it is very important for me that the coach knows my qualities and where I can develop.”
Can you describe this style of play? What can the fans expect?
“First of all, they can expect me to work very hard both ways. They can expect me to run fast and hopefully they can see me provide goals and assists and help the team.”
Have you already had some contact with the rest of the team?
“I have been talking with the head coach a little bit, but I have not met my new teammates yet.”
How are you looking forward to playing the Europa League knockout stage?
“I know Slavia always did well in the Europa League or even in the Champions League and I am looking forward to helping the team with this task too. I remember the match at Chelsea in 2019 as I am a Chelsea fan. And I also remember the Slavia fans after the game, how passionate they were. So, I am looking forward to meeting the fans as well. I watched some Youtube videos of the fans and I was very impressed.”
What about your ambitions and goals in the club?
“Slavia is a club which needs to win trophies and to do well in Europe. And I want to help the team with that, and I also want to develop further as a football player to help the team as much as I can.”
You have already made one cap for the Danish national team. Do you think this move can help you to make another?
“I think that the move to Slavia gets me even closer to the national team. I hope that my development here will make me suitable to play for Denmark.”
What do you expect from the Czech league? There are not many Danish players coming to the Czech Republic…
“It’s difficult to say. We have played against Pilsen in Europa League and the style of the play has been a bit different from the one in Denmark. But I am looking forward to learning it. I don’t really know what to expect from the other teams, but I know how Slavia is playing and I know I can do well here.”
And what about the prospect of living in Prague?
“Prague is a nice city, obviously much bigger than the city I come from, and I am looking forward to living here."