Pierre-Michel Lasogga has been speaking of his time at Leeds United this week. Talking to SportBild, the German striker stated how he was ‘grateful’ for his time in West Yorkshire.
However, he went on to discuss how he was happy to be back and playing regularly with his club Hamburg.
Leeds snapped up the German forward last summer on loan from the then Bundesliga club. The hope was he could provide cover in the role vacated by Chris Wood’s big-money swoop to Burnley.
In flashes, he looked like the man for the job. But his record of 10 goals in 33 games came in inconsistent spurts and Leeds made no move to sign him permanently in the summer.
“It was a great experience as a person to play abroad. I am very grateful to Leeds and have the time absolutely positive in my head.
“For me, it was soon clear that I wanted to go back to HSV.”
However, it certainly appears as though his time in England has helped him find his mojo.
Hamburg were relegated last season, for the first time from the Bundesliga. Lasogga returned to the club in the summer hoping to help them return to the top-flight. He has already levelled his record from Leeds last season, with 10 goals in 13 games for the club. Again, he has been inconsistent in his scoring but Hamburg fans are certainly happy with his displays. The Red Shorts currently top the 2.Bundesliga, one place ahead of local rivals St Pauli.
Leeds fans will no doubt wish Lasogga all the best in his hunt for promotion back home. The club might take some credit in helping him regain his focus.