Former footballer Sami Khedira of Herta Football Club ended his active career after the season. The 2014 world champion announced it on a virtual media tour on Wednesday. “It’s a tough move, but it’s the only right move.” The 34-year-old said, “15 years of professional football have made their mark.”
In his career, Khedira played 77 matches for the German national team, and he celebrated his biggest success in 2014 when he won the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Shortly before, the Stuttgart national won the Champions League title with Real Madrid after recovering from a torn cruciate ligament. In February he moved to the capital after nearly six years at Juventus, Turin.
The decision to suspend the soccer shoes was a “creeping operation” and he took it alone. But Khedira, who often suffers from injuries, said that “the distress, pain and torture were worth it in the end.” “At the same time, I have to say that the football field is difficult.”
The midfielder, who started his career with FC Stuttgart and won the German championship in 2007, wants to gain some distance for the time being, but then remains with football. “But now I want to have some peace and quiet,” said Khedira, who thanked many of the companions in detail. “Football has given me a lot, a special life,” he said. (afp)
Publication date: May 19, 2021, 7:24 pm
Last update: May 19, 2021, 9:20 PM