Sami Khedira: Hertha Berlin’s midfielder Sami Khedira has confirmed that he will hang his shoes after his team’s match in Bundesliga against Hoffenheim on Saturday.
Germany’s World Cup-winning midfielder Sami, began his career at VfB Stuttgart, winning the Bundesliga in 2007, before moving to Real Madrid in 2010. In his five seasons in Spain, he won seven domestic and international trophies, including the UEFA Champions League in 2014. In 2015, he moved to Italian side Juventus on a free transfer, and won the Serie A title and Coppa Italia in his first three seasons with the club, followed by two more league titles and a Supercoppa Italiana.
After the match on Saturday it’s time to say goodbye. So proud that I had the chance to experience all these special moments with you! Thanks to all the fans, teammates, coaches and of course my family and friends. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/tCkwb38PgE
— Sami Khedira (@SamiKhedira) May 19, 2021
“After the match on Saturday it’s time to say goodbye,” Khedira said on Twitter.”So proud that I had the chance to experience all these special moments with you. Thanks to all the fans, team mates, coaches and of course my family and friends.”
Khedira played 77 games for Germany scoring seven goals and helped them win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
All the best for your retirement, @SamiKhedira! 💐
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) May 19, 2021
“It’s a pretty tough step and it’s hard for me to talk about, but it’s the right decision,” Khedira said of his decision to retire at a news conference on Wednesday.
“Fifteen years in professional soccer have left their mark and I have to honestly judge what I can and cannot do. And at the end of the day, gratitude outweighs everything that I was able to experience.”