4 goals in 342 minutes – Ghindovean is Prussia’s points guarantor!

He is developing more and more into what is called a stroke of luck…

4 goals in 342 minutes. Ghindovean is Prussia’s points guarantor!

His commitment in the winter has long since paid off. “Darius is a very talented, technically strong player with great running ability. We expect a lot from him and are convinced that he can take the next big step in the professional field with us,” said Münster’s sporting director Peter Niemeyer (38), after he had Darius on the last day of the transfer phase (January 31). Ghindovean (20) from third division club MSV Duisburg.

Since then, the Romania U20 international (4 appearances/1 goal) has played in the eagle shirt seven times. He was in the starting eleven twice and was substituted on five times. Played a total of “only” 342 minutes. However, with a great yield. His four goals and two assists have already given the regional league nine points. Bull’s eye Ghindovean!

Darius Ghindovean (r.) Feels the trust of coach Sascha Hildmann. For Prussia’s newcomer the most important prerequisite for good performancePhoto: Jürgen Fromme/ firo Sportphoto

The attacking midfielder made the decision again in the narrow 1-0 win in Düsseldorf on Sunday. “I just feel good in Münster and feel the confidence of the coach,” said the match winner, who was exhausted from the field in the 83rd minute. And then honestly admitted: “The substitution came at the right time. I was actually played a little tired .”

Together with central defender Marcel Hoffmeier (22), Ghindovean shone in an otherwise rather mediocre game as the most conspicuous player in the Paul-Janes-Stadion. But the ambitious young professional is not satisfied with that. He definitely wants more and has a clear goal in mind for his future career. Ghindovean: “I only live for football. I’ve wanted to play in the Bundesliga since I was little.” Preußen Münster should serve as a springboard for him.

At the age of 14, Darius – born in Medias (Transylvania) – moved from Romania to Germany with his entire family. For his dream and his career. He has never regretted it: “For me it was a general decision with a view to the future. The mentality is different here, suits me. In my home country, everything felt a bit more difficult.”

Through the youth of SC Kapellen (Rhein-Kreis Neuss) he found his way to the U17 and later U19 juniors of MSV. Before Duisburg’s then head coach Torsten Lieberknecht (now Darmstadt 98) brought him up to the professionals in 2020. 29 third division games followed – but not the big breakthrough. Probably also because of the strong competition in the midfield of the “Zebras”.

Midfielder Darius Ghindovean made a total of 29 third division appearances for ex-club MSV Duisburg

Midfielder Darius Ghindovean made a total of 29 third division appearances for ex-club MSV DuisburgPhoto: Jürgen Fromme firo Sportphoto

Ghindovean, who is both footed and can also be used as a “ten” or hanging point, signed with Prussia until June 30, 2024. For Münster, this is an investment in the future. And for Darius the chance to recommend himself for higher tasks. Especially if he should make the promotion with Munster. In any case, his confidence is high: “We always believe in it. Now we’re back in first place and we don’t want to let go of that,” he said confidently after the success at “Kleine Fortuna”.

The fact is: If all the pros in the black, white and green jersey share his attitude, then a lot is still possible this season. For Prussia and Ghindovean…


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