Hitzlsperger thinks Bundesliga is among the best in the world

German Football
By German Football June 1, 2009 20:32

Hitzlsperger thinks Bundesliga is among the best in the world

German midfielder and VfB Stuttgart captain Thomas Hitzlsperger has said that the Bundesliga is among the most competitive leagues in the world.

“This year was a case in point when Wolfsburg went the entire distance for the championship to be decided. There are very few leagues that are as competitive as the Bundesliga,” Hitzlsperger affirmed.

Born in 1982, Hitzlsperger spent the early part of his career playing for Aston Villa in the English Premiership after being picked up from the Bayern Munich junior team on a free transfer in 2000. He had a trial with Scottish side Celtic after leaving Bayern, but he still opted for Aston Villa.

“The Bundesliga is attractive. It has a huge following all around the world and I think we match any other league in the world when it comes to talent and passion for the game,” stated Hitzlsperger.

After his stint in England, the German midfielder – nicknamed ‘The Hammer’ for his powerful left foot – signed for VfB Stuttgart in 2005. After becoming a regular, he made a large contribution to their success while playing in 30 of the team’s 34 league games and scoring seven times.

His most crucial equaliser came in the 27th minute of Stuttgart’s final match of the season against Energie Cottbus. Had Stuttgart lost that crucial fixture, Schalke 04 would have won the league title.

“There is no need to go anywhere else as the Bundesliga is attractive enough all over the world. This is where the best players in the world play,” he said.

The Stuttgart captain was awed by the feat achieved by underdogs Wolfsburg in winning the league this year.

“They did not do anything great, they just played consistent and believed in themselves. They deserved to win the title,” he stated.

This is the second time that Hitzlsperger has come to Dubai. His first time was during VfB Stuttgart’s winter break training camp and friendly last year. He still has a year on his contract left with VfB Stuttgart.

“I am aware of the conditions here and hopefully, this should help me in some way,” he said.

[Gulf News]

German Football
By German Football June 1, 2009 20:32
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