meyern: "I don't think I was the missing piece in MIBR"
Ignacio "meyern" Meyer says he was not surprised by MIBR's decision to remove him from the starting lineup just six months into his tenure. The 17-year-old was expected to boost the team's firepower after impressing for Isurus and Sharks, but he was unable to replicate his previous form, averaging just a 0.97 rating for the Brazilian giants.
The Argentinian player, who was replaced by Alencar "trk" Rossato in MIBR, believes that he had plenty of opportunities to prove his worth with the team and that his inability to shine proved that he wasn't the right fit for the squad.
"A team always knows what the weakest link is, but I honestly don't think I was the weakest link," he said in an interview with Globoesporte. "It was just a matter of pieces. I do not think I was the missing piece in MIBR.
"I tried, I thought at the beginning that I was the missing piece. But with time, we started having some results that weren't the best and there are always many things beyond results, beyond what you see on the scoreboard, that have a big role inside a team. There were many things that I just couldn't have, I don't know if it was because of lack of experience or because of the way I am, because everyone is different. I have my way and perhaps it wasn't the best for MIBR.
"I think I had time to show my level. Perhaps it wasn't as much time as a player in my situation would have liked, but it was a lot of time. It was six months, and a player can shine in that period and prove that he can stay."
Back in Argentina, meyern is hoping to prove his doubters wrong and kick-start his career in 9z, in which he has reunited with his former Isurus teammate Maximiliano "max" Gonzalez. He hopes that this will be the team with which he will realize his dream of guiding an Argentinian side to success at the highest level, including a Major appearance.
"When I was in Isurus, I thought that was the team with which I'd be able to achieve that," he said. "As time went by, things happened, defeats and sad things came. Today, I think I am in a cool position to realize that dream and I have with me people who respect me a lot and who I respect.
"It is a very long road and we will have to work hard. The good thing is that I am not alone in this dream and we will work hard to realize it."