Gold Coast’s Djite: Turkish league is volatile
The 23-year old left Adelaide United in May 2008 to join Genclerbirligi where he spent the past two years apart from when he was on loan at Diyarbakirspor earlier this year.
Djite admitted his time in Turkey was not as he imagined it would be so decided to take his fate into his own hands and return to the A-League with the Gold Coast.
“It’s a volatile place and I had volatile times,” Djite said. “A lot of highs and a lot of lows but it wasn’t a good fit for me at this time of my career.
“Nothing really went wrong, I just wasn’t playing as much as I’d like so then I decided I had to be proactive in enhancing my career.
“Then came the decision that I wanted to leave. There were complications because I had a year left on my contract but they all got resolved and I was lucky enough to get a deal at a club as good as Gold Coast.”
Djite added that he was happy with the way things were run at the Gold Coast under Miron Bleiberg and looked forward to getting plenty of game time with his new club.
“Miron takes his job very seriously and the media make him out to be a bit more eccentric than he really is,” he added.
“He’s a very down-to-earth guy and very serious about his football. And he’s always well organised.
“I’m enjoying having structure again and having some idea about what will happen next.”