Frenchman Wants To Stay

Last updated : 11 May 2004 By Mark Heys
Former French international Youri Djorkaeff has reaffirmed a desire to stay at Bolton Wanderers beyond the summer and has praised the team spirit that exsists within the club.

The 36-year old veteran is in the final month of a two year deal that was signed in the summer of 2002 following a successful spell on loan from German club Kaiserslautern and has stated he would like to stay for another year and help the club continue to grow.

"I do want to stay here for another year; I want to share in the ambitions of the club and the manager." he said

The in-form Djorkaeff has hit four goals in the last two Premiership matches against Leeds United and Everton, something which the French ace beleives is down to the system that Bolton play.

"I am pleased to be scoring goals, but that is easy when you play in a side that works like ours does. "

Djorkaeff praised the team spirit that exsists at the club and says that the different nationalities bond well with one another something which he draws similarities with Paris Saint Germain after having a one year stint in the French capital in the mid 1990's.

"This club is ambitious and I enjoy being here. This place is unique with the amount of different nationalities and accents here; I do not believe there is anywhere else like it anywhere in Europe. We speak Spanish, French, English, everything but there is a tremendous team spirit. I maybe experienced something like this in Paris, but that was only really for one season. Bolton is better."