“Joke” and “alibi”: Matthias Ginter calculates with Mönchengladbach

Updated on 05/12/2022 13:18

  • After the 2021/22 season, Mönchengladbach’s Matthias Ginter will return to his homeland and play for SC Freiburg again.
  • The 2014 world champion feels rejected after five years on the Lower Rhine.
  • The offer that was made to him to extend the contract was “a joke”.

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National footballer Matthias Ginter criticized Borussia Mönchengladbach for dealing with him.

The 28-year-old reported on the “MitGeredet” fan podcast of a conversation with his adviser last summer. While Ginter had received signals from then Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl that the club wanted to extend the contract with the defender, which expired after this season, the consultant now reported: “The ideal solution for Max and the club would be to sell you.” It was very bitter and difficult for me. Something broke there. Because I felt we wanted to build something together “.

Ginter is returning to his training squad, SC Freiburg, after the current season from the Lower Rhine Bundesliga football club.

Matthias Ginter, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bundelsiga, substitution, 2021/22
Matthias Ginter will leave Borussia Mönchengladbach for his hometown of Freiburg in the summer of 2022 after five years. Ginter, 2014 world champion, is disappointed with the behavior of the Gladbach club management.

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“A Joke” Contract Offer: For Ginter, “the thing” has been “over” ever since

Regarding what happened in Gladbach, Ginter said: “In October there was a contract offer. Max approached my consultant, who at first thought it was a joke. It was an alibi offer to say in continued: “We made him an offer!” added Ginter: “It was said at the time that the sums were around four million or that I was asking too much. I can put everyone at ease. But I said to my advisor: “It doesn’t matter what the sum is, the thing is done. We don’t need to talk anymore because it was as disappointing as it was in the summer.”

According to Ginter, there were “three to four clubs” in Germany that could have been considered for a transfer. He had the best feeling with Freiburg. “The sporting role for me, the coach, the environment, the fans. If we are honest, in Freiburg it was only 100 percent”, he said. “Mainly because there was this feeling of home.” (dpa / ha)

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