Atlanta United’s tumultuous 2020 season saw many players struggle individually and collectively. Mid-season signing Jurgen Damm was no exception as it took the Mexican a while to acclimate to his new surroundings. Both rust and injury prevented the speedster from making the impact the club had hoped he’d make, outside of a few glimpses of his natural dynamic talent.
Heading into a fresh season with a revamped roster and coaching staff, Damm is feeling confident ahead of his first full year for the Five Stripes. Speaking to the media on Wednesday he made it clear that the understandable excuses made for him last season are a thing of the past.
“I’m very happy I could complete a whole preseason with a new head coach,” Damm said in a Zoom call with media. “I have no excuses. I have my complete preseason. I feel very good with my fitness. With the ball, I’m starting to feel very good.”
While Damm’s first experience with Atlanta United was a negative one on the field, he understands the expectations of success that come with playing at this club. He’s hopeful that both individual and team success will come and that it could catch the eye of Tata Martino and open the door back up to the Mexico national team.
“I want to have a very good season. I want to help my team to reach the playoffs and become champions again. Hopefully I have a very good year, that’s good for Atlanta, good for me and hopefully gets me back to the national team.”