“I’ve just been struggling to find my rhythm,” Brenden Aaronson explains. “I think that’s really the key for a footballer – just finding your rhythm and confidence.”
Struggles have become common for Aaronson recently, which is understandable given the circumstances. Less than 48 hours ago, Union Berlin were knocked out of the DFB Pokal by Stuttgart, marking an 11th consecutive defeat in all competitions. Their 12th loss arrived against Eintracht Frankfurt, leaving Union third from the bottom in the Bundesliga.
For Aaronson, who joined Union on a season-long loan after being relegated from the Premier League with Leeds United, it feels like an endless cycle of misery.
Despite this, Aaronson remains positive and talks about a loss of confidence during the last season. He reflects on his growth and his determination to turn things around at Union Berlin. He is focused on leaving behind any negativity and finding his rhythm again. He doesn’t let harsh comments on social media affect him and is determined to use the rest of the season to improve.
Aaronson has faced backlash, particularly after being shown a second yellow card in a Bundesliga game, which caused a stir on social media. Leeds United fans criticized him, forcing Union Berlin to intervene and support him on their official account. Aaronson thanks the club for defending him and later emphasizes the pressure he felt as a young player chasing goals and assists at Leeds.
Despite the difficult season, Aaronson cherishes representing his country at the World Cup. He remains hopeful that he will be able to play his best football soon.