Matthias Ginter’s sensational return to SC Freiburg is perfect. The transfer reflects the identity of the club and the player and sends a nice signal to all football fans. A comment from Sky editor Udo Hutflötz.
Bayern Munich, Aston Villa (Premier League), Barcelona (La Liga), Juventus, Inter and AS Roma (all Serie A) – the list of possible prospects for Matthias Ginter was long and has grown since the announcement that he was joining . Borussia Mönchengladbach in summer is left free, withdrawn from the drawer occasionally.
But as of Wednesday it is clear: none of the clubs mentioned will be Ginter’s next stop. Instead, the German footballer will join his former club SC Freiburg from next season. A surprising decision – but only at first glance! Because if you focus the magnifying glass on the club and the player, you will see an almost unique symbiosis.
Ginter’s return suits Freiburg
On one side is SC Freiburg, a club that is one of the most popular and well-liked clubs in Germany – not least because of its coach Christian Streich, who is unique in a positive sense. SC continues to be characterized by continuity and perseverance – attributes that are favorably seen in the increasingly fascinating world of football. In the increasingly isolated football business, they still stand for a kind of closeness to the fans and identification.
There is no doubt that the engagement of a tried and tested Bundesliga and national player with a lot of international experience has been done for sports reasons as well. After all, SC will most likely be represented internationally next season – perhaps even in the Champions League for the first time. A player like Ginter helps, of course, especially since the departure of Nico Schlotterbeck (to BVB) needs to be absorbed.
Ginter resists big money
But beyond the sports side, Ginter’s transfer is a jackpot for all football romantics. Instead of big money, which would surely have signaled to one or the other interested, the 28-year-old decided to return to the youth club and his homeland after eight years – and that at an older age good of the footballer and not only. at the end of the autumn of his career.
Ginter has thus resisted the “always higher, faster, further” of the modern football world – and made a heartfelt decision. This also reflects his character. Not just since his appearance in heaven On the show “My Story” Ginter was known as a person and footballer with his feet on the ground and intelligent.
Ginter with excellent connections to Freiburg
The footballer is now happily married to his childhood girlfriend Christina, who comes from the same village near Freiburg and with whom Ginter also has a son – also a sign of continuity that Ginter represents.
He never lost touch with his hometown, Freiburg, nor on other levels, which shows his social commitment in and around Freiburg. There he works with the foundation he has founded together with his wife, especially for sick, socially and / or physically disadvantaged children. When he talks about his foundation and the children affected, it is clear how the situation affects him. Ginter is not only a footballer, but also a person.
Salary for footballers: Ginter with a clear mind
He underlined this last year with his statement that footballers earn a lot. The 28-year-old’s attitude caused a big wave, which surprised him. In fact, everyone should see it this way compared to other professions, was his clear opinion, which deserves a lot of respect. His current decision to return to Breisgau and resist big money from the Premier League or Serie A shows that what he said then was not just empty words.
Ginter stands by what he said and what he embodies – with his feet on the ground and his humility. And that’s exactly what his return to SC Freiburg shows. A club that represents the same noble attributes as Ginter.
Freiburg and Ginter – it just fits, despite the sporting success! That’s why there is only one thing left to say: Chapeau SC Freiburg, Chapeau Matthias Ginter – and long live the romance of football!
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