End of the illusion: David Abraham does not return to Independiente and retires in Germany

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The defender who emerged from Rojo announced that he will not play in Argentina again and that he will end his career in Germany in six months: “My last professional match will be in this city.”

David Abraham announced this Friday that he will leave professional football once this 2020 ends. The Argentine defender, emblem of the Eintracht Frankfurt German, where he arrived in 2015, had planned to return to Argentina to finish his career in the country -more precisely in Independiente, the club where he emerged professionally, today led by Lucas Pusineri- but the coronavirus pandemic made him suddenly change his plans . The Argentine, captain of Eintracht Frankfurt, will finish his career in Germany in six months. “My last professional game will be in this city,” he said.

“Before the pandemic I had planned to play in Argentina again. But after the crisis I decided to stay here for six months more to help Frankfurt, a club that has always given me everything. I also wanted to give them time to find a player, a new defender, “he said. the defender emerged from the inferiors of Independiente (club where Néstor Clausen’s father took him from Chabás, his Santa Fe town).

“I think ending up here in Europe with Frankfurt, a club that has basically given me everything and made me who I am, and do it in a high level is really important. I don’t want to finish my career at a low level, or in a place where I can’t play. I prefer to end like this and I look forward to what is coming, “he added.

Born in Chabás, province of Santa Fe, Abraham He made his debut in the Primera de Independiente in 2004 at the age of 17. He played 69 games for Rojo and scored 2 goals. In addition to “Las Aguilas” from Eintracht Frankfurt, a club with which he played 126 games scoring just one goal, he played at the Spanish Gimnàstic de Tarragona, at Basel in Switzerland (where he met Roger Federer, a renowned fan of that team), in Getafe and also in the German Hoffenheim.

He arrived at Eintracht Frankfurt in 2015 and quickly became an emblem of the team. The defender, captain and champion of the German Cup in 2018, will say goodbye to football in the next European winter (summer in Argentina).

After being asked about his decision, Abraham described how the talk with his parents went. “They are very happy that I return to Argentina and that I am again close to my family and my friends. I think they and the club (Chabás) are preparing for my return. It is very nice to come home and know that they are preparing to welcome me with open arms, thinking ahead and making plans. “

-What did the Bundesliga mean to you?

-Something Incredible from the moment I arrived. My first match was actually here, with Hoffenheim against Frankfurt. I was on the bench and when I arrived I saw how the fans got up and shouted, I felt very comfortable, like in Argentina. To see the crowded stands, the fans always stood up and that shows what the Bundesliga means, what football means in Germany. I have to say that I did not expect it, as an Argentine one would expect to see more soccer like Spanish or Italian. But now there are games on television and it is much better known that the German fans are crazy. My friends are always seeing things about the fans on the internet and they tell me how crazy it is, the fans, the tifos (breath), and that’s what I liked the most. The structure, and the excitement you feel playing in the Bundesliga with the stadiums full and the fans behind you is the most beautiful thing I’m going to take with me from Germany.

JCH.

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