German striker André Schörle, crowned World Cup 2014, announced today, Friday, his retirement from football for only 29 years, two days after Borussia Dortmund announced the cancellation of his contract with him.
Shorleh posted a picture of him holding the World Cup through his official account on “Instagram”, and enclosed her by saying: “I want to tell you that I have retired from professional football. On behalf of me and my family, I would like to thank everyone who was part of these wonderful years! The support and love that you shared with me Was incredible. ”
Dortmund announced yesterday the dissolution of his contract with Schorle by mutual consent, a year before his end, after he failed to prove himself in the “Black Festival” lineup.
Shorleh said in an interview with the newspaper “Der Spiegel” that the decision to retire “had been growing inside me for a long time.”
He added: “You always have to play a role in order to continue in the (soccer) center, otherwise you will lose your job and not get another.”
He continued: “Performance on the field is only important. There is no place for weakness and thinness.”
Shorla was the decisive pass from which Mario Goetze scored the winning goal from the net against Argentina (1-0) in the 2014 World Cup final.
The German striker considered that the World Cup Brazil was the best period of his life, as he found a “safe” in the “Al-Munashif”.
He said: “It was a place to escape the chaos that you live in your club every day.”
He admitted that he “fell into a deep hole” when he played under Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho during two seasons with Chelsea between 2013 and 2015, adding, “I no longer want to play football. I was completely finished.”
Schörle returned to Germany in 2015 from the Wolfsburg Gate, knowing that he started his career with Mainz and then Bayer Leverkusen before moving to London, then to join Dortmund in 2016 in a deal worth 30 million euros.
But he failed to leave a footprint in the squad as he fought with him 52 games during which he scored only eight goals, and was loaned to Fulham English in the 2018-2019 season, and to Spartak Moscow, Russia for the 2019-2020 season.
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🗣️ “The decision matured in me for a long time and the lows became deeper over time and the highlights less and less.”
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He had the idea of retiring during his time in Wolfsburg in 2015, and again in Dortmund in 2017 when he missed the field twice due to injury.
He continued, “Society expects you not to retire before the mid-thirties.”
It was often described by the German press as a “neglected world champion” which affected him a lot, as he considered that “there were things I did not turn a blind eye on. You are either a fool or a hero. There is nothing between them.”
Chorle scored 22 goals in 57 international matches he played with “The Mensheviks”, including two in the historic victory over Brazil 7-1 in their own home in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals.
Source: AFP + Instagram