The farewell to a legend is postponed, at least for the time being …
Although Marcel Schmelzer’s (33) contract expires in the summer after 13 years at Borussia, it will remain with the club. Background: The ex-national player seriously injured his knee last summer and has not played a game since then. That’s why he should first fully regenerate himself at BVB, and then maybe continue his career at another club.
Manager Michael Zorc (58): “It goes without saying that we give Marcel the opportunity to continue his rehab at BVB beyond the end of this season and to complete it here. That is why we will of course not see Marcel goodbye in Signal Iduna Park on Saturday. “
Schmelzer happily: “I am happy and grateful that my club is giving me the opportunity to complete my rehab in Dortmund. After difficult months I am making progress, and within a very short time I have made great progress, so that I am optimistic that I will be able to work on the lawn again in late summer. “
It is very unlikely that he will be used again at BVB. But he should be tied to the club after the end of his career.
Zorc: “It is already the wish of everyone involved to involve Marcel Schmelzer after his career at BVB and to support him as much as possible in passing on his wealth of experience to the next generation.”
A major farewell should be made up for when fans are allowed again. Then not only Schmelle will get this moment for free, Piszczek and Sven Bender (now Leverkusen) will also be celebrated again in front of the south stand.