The decision to end his career as a professional soccer player, met Benedikt Höwedes recently on vacation. He had noticed, he said, "how crass of me has fulfilled my son to experience. Since football was suddenly so unimportant to me.“ He no longer had to think, he told the "mirror", then for a long time about whether he should look for the upcoming season, a new club, after he had resolved in June, his contract with Lokomotiv Moscow, but made a decision: He's going to stop now, at the age of 32 years.
sports editor.F. A. Z.
On Friday Höwedes decision has been made public and it is very reminiscent of the case of André Schürrle, who has finished two weeks ago his professional career. Höwedes and Schürrle won with the national team in Brazil in 2014 the world Cup and were instrumental in the attacker Schürrle prepared for the decisive goal in the finals, the defender Höwdes was part of the so-called "Ox-guard".
you will no more later left the League because their clubs, FC Schalke (Höwedes) and Borussia Dortmund (schurrle) put on you. They stopped unusually early, even if Höwedes is three years older than Schürrle. And both of these personal decision, informed first of all, the "mirror".
There is still something that connects Höwedes with Schürrle. As a football player, he became rich and famous, but he has also learned how quickly the favor and good will can move. In the summer of 2017, the new Schalke-coach Domenico Tedesco added the defense chief and darling of the public Höwedes played since the age of 16 years at the club, as a captain. Höwedes left Schalke and moved as the players out on loan to Juventuns Turin, and later then to Moscow. "I knew that it happens in the business is tough," he says now. "But I had always only seen the Sunny side. Then I get the full broadside.“Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 07:19