Josh Maja was one of the key figures in Series 2 of Sunderland ’Til I Die on Netflix.
The striker’s goals were a real source of optimism for the club but he left for Bordeaux mid-season and Jack Ross’ side failed to get promoted.
But how does Maja feel about Sunderland and how he was portrayed in the documentary?
Maja, now 21, told the Independent he thought the show was a good watch as he looked back on his time at Sunderland.
“I always knew they were going to portray it like that, to make it look like I’m the bad guy,” Maja said.
“People are always going to have opinions. I’ve never been one to let that affect me. I just have to remember who I am and be true to myself.
“It was a good watch, though,” Maja laughed. “When I look back on my time at Sunderland, it will always be bitter-sweet.
“I’ll always be grateful to everyone there. It wasn’t easy when I first arrived, and I got a lot of support. I’ll always be thankful for that.”
Perhaps Maja would have been a Sunderland hero if he’d scored the goals to get them into the Championship again.
But could he really turn down the chance to play top-flight football?
Playing for Bordeaux is an outstanding opportunity and, elsewhere in the interview, Maja says he has developed hugely as a player since playing in France.
He will always be remembered by those who watched the documentary but Maja has the talent to go on and write even bigger stories in his career.
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