Halilovic describes unhappy HSV stint

Las Palmas playmaker Alen Halilovic has revealed his frustration over lack of playing time whilst at Hamburg in the Bundesliga.

The Croatian penned an 18-month loan deal with Los Amarillos in January after an unhappy six months in Germany having previously been owned by Barcelona, while last season he enjoyed a loan stint at Sporting Gijon.

"Is La Liga better for me? I can't tell because I didn't play too much (in Germany)," Halilovic is quoted as saying by ESPN.

"I mean, if I play 10 or 15 games maybe as a starter I can tell if maybe it's better for me. But I only played one match as a starter in Hamburg, but I prefer (La Liga), I think it's good for me.

"Especially this team because we are playing good football. But I am always a fan of Hamburg and I hope they stay up.

“(Hamburg) didn't explain to me (about the lack of playing time), but I think because different mentality. They didn't think as I think, the style of football, what I want and what they want and that's a problem when coach think one thing and when player think other thing.

"I think if I get chance there I don't know if I play good or bad, but I think one game is not a chance. They promised that they would give me a chance, that I am a project, but I am a young player, I am only 20 years old.

"I mean I choose Hamburg; I was very happy when I came there but we start the season bad, we lost a lot of games and it was bad for the team and after they changed mentality, we defend more, we don't play football, we don't make chances and I think for player as I can be it was a struggle.

"I am here half a year and then all next year. We will see after, but I think now only about Las Palmas. I feel very comfortable here and I hope I will stay here."

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