Jun 20th 07:30, by Tim Rausch

Neugebauer rings the bell: "Constantly working on becoming a better player"

Jonas Wicker

Jun 20th 07:30, by Tim Rausch

Neugebauer rings the bell: "Constantly working on becoming a better player"

There may be a new star on the wide receiver horizon in the ELF. After a dominant perfomance against the Prague Lions, where he put up 13 catches, 234 receiving yards and three touchdowns, Jakob Neugebauer (Hamburg Sea Devils) has put the spotlight on himself. 

In an interview, he talks about sore muscles, his great game against the Lions and chemistry with quarterback Javarian Smith.

Jakob Neugebauer, during your perfomance you had to ring the bell a lot for the Hamburg Sea Devils, any sore muscles?

Jakob Neugebauer: We definitely had to work hard for the win, in which we made it difficult for ourselves. Taking the win in the end was all the more important and that makes me forget the sore muscles.

Against the Lions, everything clicked for you, you seemed unguardable. How does a day like this come to fruition?

Neugebauer: Once we found the matchups we liked, we never looked back. Javarian Smith - our quarterback - trusted me with perfect passes and I'm happy that our connection works so well.

Definitely, the chemistry between you and your quarterback was on full display last weekend. How would you describe your relationship? 

Neugebauer: Javarian is the leader we absolutely need. There is still lots of room for improvment for our team. On this path, Javarian leads us and makes everyone around him better.

Looking at the statistic after four weeks of football, you are amongst the top receivers in the ELF in terms of receiving yards and one of the few homegrown talents in the list. What does that mean to you?

I am consistently working on becoming a better player. It's motivating to see that this is slowly becoming apparent and makes me believe in this process.

Next week, you will not suit up during the bye week, then you will face Frankfurt Galaxy. How do you plan on using the time up to the game?

I expect a tough game against Frankfurt, we have to give it our best to beat them. The bye week is perfect to prepare for that - lots of tape watching and training.

Thanks for the interview!

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