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Norman Bassette, young Belgian U18 international striker who plays in the youth teams of the Stade Malherbe de Caen, returned during an interview for Eleven World on his young years and the harassment lived, when he should soon sign his first professional contract with the Caen club, he who is 17 years old. Author of good performances among the young people of Malherbe, Bassette spoke of his experience in Eupen in Belgium, where he was in boarding school, undergoing harassment from boys older than him.
“From a young age, I did everything for Standard. I finally went to Eupen. There, I joined the boarding school, everything was new to me. It was not really a training center, we were only five or six from the club in the boarding school. I was very small, I came from a village and there, I discovered the city. Everything was new to me. And life at the boarding school was not easy for me. I knew the harassment. I was only 13 years old, and guys of 18 years reinforce me the misery. And I, I dared nothing. For example, my belongings constantly disappeared, I was stolen everything what I had. On your birthday, normally, you are happy, you enjoy, you laugh. Me no, I was unhappy because the others heckled me several “, he explains, while his youth will not have been all rosy during this visit to Eupen, while the young boy explains: “I was experiencing infernal moral harassment. The boarding school was hell for me. Psychologically, I was v really touched. ” But Bassette did not give up, continuing to play football in Eupen before having a new adventure in Caen.
Happy bassette in Caen
And this new adventure was most beneficial for Bassette, who had only positive words for the Norman club, with whom he should sign his first professional contract within the following weeks. By young arriving at Malherbe, the attacker has found happiness and he lets it be known. “When I arrived in Caen, it was wonderful for me. Everything is well supervised, we eat well, we have beautiful infrastructures. It’s another world. I immediately felt fulfilled. no limit, ”he assures us, before talking about his performances in the Caen jersey, he who amazes in the youth teams.
“In December, I was able to sign my contract. I started with the U17s, but as it was during the Covid period, we only played friendly matches. I scored 14 goals in 8 matches with the U17. I then went up with the U19. From my first match, I got injured. Result: bone tearing, three months off and season ended. The following season, I resume in U19. And for the first championship match, I come into play and I score against Lens. The coach of the N2 takes me with him, I play a match against Saint Privé. And to everyone’s surprise, the coach of the pros summons me for a match in Nîmes. ‘wasn’t expecting it, I wasn’t ready. I made the trip with the pros. Then, I went to the selection. And when I came back, I was told that I am in the group of the pros against Pau. J “I played my first minutes with the professionals at that time. It was beautiful. Normally, I will continue to sign my first professional contract in the near future. I can’t wait, ”says Bas sette, happier and more motivated than ever at the idea of finally being able to make a professional career and show all his potential within the professional world.
A young man from Caen talks about the harassment experienced at a younger age
A young member of the Stade Malherbe de Caen returned to the harassment experienced in his youth and his future with the Caen club. This is the young striker Norman Bassette, 17 years old and Belgian U18 international.