"Apparently I have a Swabian accent!"

Yussuf Poulsen answers fans' questions in a Facebook Lice-chat | "There are loads of really good guys in the team." | "We hope that we escape the crisis soon and get back to playing in front of spectators." | "Fans in the stadium always make it great."

Your questions for Yussuf Poulsen. Our record appearance-maker went online to answer some of your questions. In a Facebook Live-chat, the big striker was answering the fans' questions.

In this virtual press conference, Yussi explained just why fans' support in the stadium is so important, told us his favourite place in Leipzig, and why he apparently has a Swabian accent.

Always giving his all! Our number 9: Yussuf Poulsen.

Yussuf Poulsen on ...

… a surplus of family time:

  • "My family are healthy and well, and I've spent a lot of time with my girlfriend and my son in recent weeks. I think that very few professional footballers are fortunate enough to spend this month time with their six-month-old kid. But I miss football of course."

… media rumours that he wishes to leave the club:

  • "There's nothing in those articles. I don't want to move teams, and there's nothing more to say about that!"

… the probability of playing games behind closed doors:

  • "Of course we'd like to play in front of a crowd. An empty stadium just isn't the same. But I think it's the correct decision to play the next few games behind closed doors. But of course we hope to escape this crisis soon, and get back to play in front of spectators.

... his best friend in the team:

  • "There are a lot of really great guys in the team. But I'll say that, when we're away with the team, I always room with Marcel Halstenberg, so Halste is my best mate."

... his German pronunciation:

  • "Most people tell me that I have a Swabian accent, because I lived with Joshua Kimmich for my first few years at the club, and apparently took on his accent. But it's generally easier for Danes to learn German than it is for the French or English, because the pronunciation is similar. My recommendation for everyone who wants to learn German is this: speak and listen to as much German as possible!"

... the effect of fans in the stadium:

  • "You can always feel it when the fans are there. When you're playing, you don't hear exactly what they're singing, but you sense the volume and intensity of the chants and songs. This extra push, which you get when the stadium's really loud, is something really special. The louder, the better!"

... his favourite place in Leipzig:

  • "A really like the Clara Zetkin Park. There are lots of beautiful things to see and do there, like watching the horse racing. There are little cafes in the park as well, where you can get things to eat and enjoy the sun. And also great open spaces where we threw a frisbee around a lot last summer."

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