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Former Paide Linnameeskond, Markus Holst, plies trade in Switzerland

Angelo PalmeriComment

Markus Holst in team picture with Concordia Lausanne (first from left in the top row - click to enlarge)

He left Paide Linnameeskond and Estonia almost unnoticed (not to Rumori though – check here), however Markus Holst (former Paide midfielder and Levadia youth product) will continue developing his career in Switzerland lower leagues.

I am at Concordia Lausanne’ told Markus to Rumori. Concordia is a club of the capital of the Canton Vaud, one of the 26 cantons Switzerland is divided into. The club plays in 2.Liga, the sixth tier of Swiss football system divided into 17 regional groups. ‘I think that the 2.Liga in Switzerland is similar to Estonian Esiliiga’ explained Markus to Rumori ‘I have played already two friendlies with them and I felt that way. It wasn't so easy as I expected.

Markus’ plans are not stopping to the sixth tier, as he already trialled at FC Stade Lausanne-Ouchy (1.Liga Classic – fourth tier, currently full points after two matchdays) and was sent to Concordia upon suggestion of Stade’s coach. ‘Fortunately, in winter time, I have a chance to go back to Stade Lausanne’ confessed Markus ‘they are quite a strong team. In my opinion, they are definitely better than any drop-zone side of the Estonian Premium Liiga. They would challenge for the 4th -5th  spot in this year's tournament’. What did he find different in Stade compared to any Trans, Tammeka or Paide is soon explained: ‘the tempo is quite high and there are many very good players like Florian Gudit, who has played for different Swiss youth national teams and Fabian Geiser, who has played 67 matches in Swiss Super League’.

As both of them ply their trade as right full-backs (same role as Markus) that is probably the reason why he was sent to Concordia until the winter time. 

At the same time, Markus told Rumori that, for now, his priority is to advance in learning French and entering the University of Lausanne to complete his studies. Meanwhile, the French-speaking football environment might give an help.