‘I WANT TO MAKE AN IMPACT ON MALTESE FOOTBALL’ SAYS FORMER LA LIGA YOUNGSTER

Andrei Spiteri returned to Maltese Premier League side Hibernians during the January transfer window after a spell in Spain with LA Liga side CD Leganés.

The young forward re-signed for the Maltese giants towards the end of the transfer window and has already featured on the Hibs bench in their last four games.

Speaking about why he returned to his native, Spiteri said: ” I wanted to try and get some first team football and Hibs have given me that opportunity.”

The forward continued by discussing how he has adapted to life back in Malta: “I’m learning a lot from my teammates and the coaches at Hibs.

“I think it was a good choice for me to return to Hibs and have a new experience with the first team alongside great players like Andrei Agius and Bjorn Kristensen. I have learnt a lot from them.”

Andrei Spiteri (Number 10) has featured for Malta U17 and Malta U19.
(Photo by Joe Borg)

The 18-year-old is currently a Malta U19 international with five caps to his name. He had previously been capped four times at Under 17 level.

Spiteri reflected on his time with La Liga side CD Leganés: “In the year and a half I spent with Leganés, I learnt a lot of things.

“I played at a very good level with high intensity and also played against some brilliant players. It was a good learning experience for me.”

Andrei Spiteri spent time with LA Liga side CD Leganés.

As Spiteri competes for his first start with Hibs, the young forward finished by explaining about how he wants to make an impact for the Peacocks in their pursuit of the league title.

“I’ve been asked to go for trials abroad with Palermo and some other clubs but at the moment I am focusing my time on getting more playing time with the first team here at Hibs,” said the Malta U19 international.

“My objective is still to play professional football abroad but before I do that I want to make an impact on Maltese football and I need to improve my game some more.

“I am very confident in my teammates and the staff so I’m hoping we will win the league this season because we deserve it.”

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