Eintracht Frankfurt new signing Marco Fabian revealed childhood friend Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez gave him advice about life in the Bundesliga ahead of his January move to Germany from Mexican top-flight side Chivas Guadalajara.
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"We talk a lot and he’s doing well," said Fabian of his Mexico international team-mate upon his unveiling as a Frankfurt player on Sunday. "He’s told me a lot about the Bundesliga and about how hard you have to work. I’m looking forward to playing against him!"
Fabian and his new Frankfurt team-mates meet high-flying 'Chicharito' and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the BayArena on Matchday 30, but before that, the Eagles, currently sitting 14th, have plenty of work to do in the battle against relegation.
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Lure of the Bundesliga
The transition will undoubtedly be smoothed by the presence of Chicharito an hour-and-a-half up the Autobahn, and Fabian admitted that the lure of the Bundesliga, which is becoming ever more popular in his homeland, played no small part in his decision to leave his boyhood club Chivas Guadalajara.
"In Mexico lots of people know the Bundesliga," Fabian concluded. "It’s one of the best leagues in the world. I’m delighted to be here. It’s the highlight of my career."