“Surely I sometimes wonder where I would be without all the injuries. On the other hand, six years ago the doctors told me that I could no longer play professional football. I was 22 years old, had no education, no studies, and was almost left with nothing. Now I'm still here. That's why I do not want to complain.” - Daniel Didavi of Stuttgart looks back at the number of injury setbacks he’s faced in his career, and while it may be frustrating, is thankful to still be able to play.
“He has a very, very big heart and with that he gets to the point. If you talk to him for just five minutes, then you realize that he is a very honest person and I enjoy every second I can talk to him. It was an absolute honour and a great privilege to train and play under him. He is an incredibly good person and they are getting less and less in the business.” - Bayern star Leon Goretzka has nothing but love for his former Under-21 coach Horst Hrubesch, while also shedding some light into how he sees the football world.
“It seems that the Bundesliga has become more of an education league. We can’t pay the salaries that are paid in England. And now some young players from England and also from France, who don’t find the space or spots in their country, come to Germany and have good stadiums and a good quality league.” - German national team’s general manager Oliver Bierhoff explains that while it is harder for Bundesliga clubs to attract the best players, it is becoming a go-to place for many young players to develop.
“I feel at home here, and there’s a familiar feeling to it. The fans support the players, even if they don’t play well.” - 18-year- old American Josh Sargent has nothing but love for his new club Fortuna Dusseldorf.