There are still five Bundesliga games to go before Matthias Ginter and Borussia Mönchengladbach part ways after five years. The national player has now explained in an interview how the breakup with then sporting director Max Eberl and the decision to leave the club after that time took place.
With a victory in the Rheinderby against 1. FC Köln, Ginter wants to continue the solid final push with his Gladbachers with ten points from four games.
The central defender can look back on five positive seasons in Bas-Rhin, during which he was also first class with Borussia.
“It was absolutely the right step to come here after three very good years at Dortmund. I have always felt very comfortable at this club and the first four years have also been great sportingly. We really have a lot lived together during this period. , accomplished a lot, spent great evenings on the European stage,” the 27-year-old said in an interview with “Sport1”.
According to Ginter, the last weeks and months, in which Borussia Mönchengladbach were sometimes only four points from the relegation spot, “would not have been easy, neither for the team nor for me personally”. . Nonetheless, Ginter saw it as a “great experience” to play for Gladbach for five years.
Ginter has yet to introduce a new club
Earlier this year, the centre-back made the final decision not to sign a new contract with Gladbach. Ginter stressed that his decision ultimately had nothing to do with an overly low offer from sporting director Max Eberl, who has since resigned.
“The offer I received at the end of last year had nothing to do with my decision. I had taken it long before that for various reasons,” said the defensive man, who had a regular spot with the Fohlenelf in each of his five years. .
Ginter hasn’t had direct contact with the longtime Borussia man since Max Eberl said goodbye.
The decision as to where Ginter will move to next summer has yet to be finalized. “Right now I’m talking a lot with my family and with other people close to me. It’s hard to set a timeline, but I don’t think it’s going to be too long before there’s something to be announced. Whether it’s finally in one, two or three weeks – I have no idea,” Ginter said in the interview of his plans for the future.
Regarding Gladbach, the defense boss again promised “to give everything for the club until the end and beyond and to speak only positively of him”.