Matthias Ginter about Corona, vaccinations and Borussia Mönchengladbach

SAccording to his own statement, vaccination protection has protected national soccer player Matthias Ginter from an even more violent course of his corona infection. Nevertheless, the 27-year-old defender admitted that he was badly hit by the infection. “I had a fever, a loss of taste, was completely exhausted, just the way from bed to bathroom turned out to be a real effort,” said Ginter in an interview with “Express”. “The Sunday and Monday after the Leverkusen game were tough. That was awesome. “

Borussia Mönchengladbach’s central defender, who had been vaccinated twice, was prematurely replaced a month ago in a game at Bayer Leverkusen. At the time, he was still assuming a simple infection. A subsequent corona test was then positive. “When I got the diagnosis, it was very surprising to me. I am double vaccinated and I felt safer in some ways, ”said Ginter. “The vaccination should have prevented a longer period of suffering. Five days later, the corona tests were negative again. “

No contract talks yet

His future at the Bundesliga club from Mönchengladbach, which will play against FC Augsburg this Saturday (3:30 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and on Sky), is still open to Ginter nine months before the end of the contract. “Everyone knows that on the one hand I feel incredibly comfortable in the club. (…) On the other hand, we know the club’s situation, ”said the defender.

At Borussia there were “no sales” recently, so from Ginter’s point of view “everyone can understand that the club is in a special situation when it comes to calculation and planning”. There have not yet been any concrete discussions about the extension of his working paper, which will expire in June 2022: “Without a contract offer, there is nothing to play poker, and to be honest, we have never talked about numbers.”

Ginter wanted to “leave uncommented” rumors about a possible move to record champions Bayern Munich out of respect for his current club. For me that is currently difficult to imagine. “

Ginter moved from Borussia Dortmund to the Lower Rhine in 2017 and is a fixture in the foals’ defense center.


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