Benjamin pens Hamburg extension
By Thomas Zeh & Chris Ives
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 24-year-old midfielder is happy with life in North Germany and has now set his sights on establishing himself in the Hamburg first XI.
"I am doing fine here in Hamburg where I am given a chance to improve as a player," said Benjamin.
"There is something growing here at the club and I believe that we will have a very promising team."
HSV coach Kurt Jara wants to build the team around promising youngsters with club president Ronald Wuff convinced it will reap rewards later on.
"We wanted to set another sign that young players do get a fair chance with us," declared Wuff.
The pledge of Benjamin is another boost to The Rothosen who have already seen Tomas Ujfalusi and Sergei Barbarez sign new deals.
"Despite his youth, he is not just a man for the future but a player who has already proved what he can do," enthused general manager Dietmar Beiersdorfer,
"In addition he has become a HSV-man through and through - and this has made him a really popular player with the fans."