When he found out last summer that the Borussia wanted to sell him, it was a break with the club. “It was very bitter and hard for me. Something broke,” said Matthias Ginter in the Gladbach fan podcast.
Previously, the association around the then manager Max Eberl had assured him of planning with him as a leadership figure and future captain during the first contract talks in February 2021. After a change in summer had not come about for different reasons, the club made him an “alibi offer” in October, said Ginter: “But I said to my consultant: No matter how the sum is, the thing is through. “
“I didn’t say anything about it because I didn’t want to create any unrest”
He was also particularly disappointed that he was not allowed to make his own statement when the Borussia made its departure public at the end of the season: “That I was put up so public and that I didn’t say anything about it because I didn’t want to create any restlessness, that was The hardest time, “said the 28-year-old.
After 178 competitive games for the Borussia, with which he has been under contract since 2017, the Freiburger native will change back to his home club after the season. In 2012, Ginter had debuted with the professionals and completed a total of 81 competitive games until his transfer to Borussia Dortmund in 2014.