This summer Maltese goalkeeper left Hibernians for newly promoted Gzira United. 

The keeper also had previous spells with Floriana and Zejtun Corinthians FC as well as being rewarded a number of caps for the Maltese U21 national team.

Jurgen Borg in action for Gzira United.

Last summer saw both of Malta’s former U21 goalkeepers move clubs with Matthew Calleja Cremona joining Pembroke Athleta from Floriana and Jurgen Borg moving to Gzira United after a short spell with Hibernians.

The 22-year-old has spoken to ElWriteBack about his time with his new club.

When asked how he felt playing for Gzira United, Borg said: “Good. I feel very comfortable and happy to form part of Gzira Utd.

“At Hibs you had the best players on the island with lots of experience and titles to show. At Gzira we are practically a new side with many new and young players, so there is a big difference. But the aim is still the same, win football matches.”

Jurgen Borg (centre) with fellow internationals Yenz Cini (left) and Matthew Calleja Cremona (right) – Photo: Joe Borg
Yesterday, Gzira played current league leaders Balzan where they lost 2-1. The former Maltese U21 spoke about yesterday’s match saying: “I think yesterday we were very unlucky not to get a point.

“I think we matched their quality and for most of the game I think we were the better team.

“Unfortunately they scored one more than us and that’s what counts in football. But the boys had a great match and we left the pitch disappointed but with our heads held high knowing we gave our all.

“We look forward to the next game.”

Jurgen Borg in action for Malta U21.
The goalkeeper went on to say: “We can only progress by winning football matches. That’s what counts. Unfortunately luck hasn’t been on our side recently. We give 100% in every training session and every match and hopefully we’ll get the points that we deserve.

“Of course our aim now is to be safe from relegation as soon as possible.”

Jurgen Borg claims a ball during a Malta U21 fixture.

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