Surprising end of career: world champion Schürrle settles with the football

The Sprint of his life began shortly behind the middle line. In the stadium of Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, Andre schurrle ran with the Ball at his feet on the l

Surprising end of career: world champion Schürrle settles with the football

The Sprint of his life began shortly behind the middle line. In the stadium of Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, Andre schurrle ran with the Ball at his feet on the left side, in the 113. Minute of the world Cup final. The first Argentines, he hung up, the second also. As the third came through, crossing the Ball with his left foot in the penalty area, just between the two Argentinians. In the middle of Mario Götze, waiting to see what he at that time, on 13. In July 2014, with the Ball, everyone knows.

With 23 years of André Schürrle was at the very top: the football world Cup with Germany. Now, with 29 years, he knows how stressful life as a professional football player can no longer be, if it is at the very top. He has therefore decided, with the Sport that made him famous and rich, to stop – because it was this that made him lonely. "The decision is long matured in me," said Schürrle the "mirror". On Wednesday he had terminated his contract with Borussia Dortmund. Now he has officially announced that he will no longer play football. He says: "I don't need applause anymore." And at the same time, he has criticised the football industry focus.

It is of course surprising that a world champion at the age of 29 leaves. He would certainly have found a club in a good League with a good salary. But if one looks at where his path led as a footballer recently, and what he said now, his decision is not perhaps so surprising.

In Dortmund, was, in spite of the contract, in the past two years, there is no more space for him. He was as a loan player on the go, only at Fulham FC in England, then at Spartak Moscow in Russia. In the "mirror"Interview, he revealed that he was lonely, just as "the Depths deeper and deeper and the highlights become less and less". It was not like in the beginning, as it went only to the top: With 18 years in the Bundesliga debut with Mainz, with 20 years of switching to Leverkusen, at the age of 22 and then to the great Chelsea FC.

Updated Date: 18 July 2020, 05:20

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