Michael GreGoritsch

World Soccer - - Rennes Saint- Etienne Toulouse -

Com­ing off the bench to win his first cap in the 2-1 vic­tory in Ge­or­gia, the 22-year-old Ham­burg front man is that rare breed in the Aus­trian camp th­ese days: a new face con­fi­dently grav­i­tat­ing to­wards cen­tre stage.

In the wake of their dread­ful Euro 2016 cam­paign, the na­tional team un­de­ni­ably needs an ex­tra di­men­sion and they have the ideal can­di­date in a player who is com­fort­able either as tar­get man, num­ber 10 or out wide.

In­tel­li­gent, re­source­ful and lev­el­headed, “Michi” is the son of Aus­tria’s un­der-21 coach, Werner Gregoritsch, and has been one to watch for some time, scor­ing his first goal in pro­fes­sional football for Kapfen­berg at 15.

He has been in Ger­many for four years, play­ing at Hof­fen­heim, St Pauli and Bochum prior to mov­ing to Ham­burg last year.

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