“I want to play professional football for as long as possible”

Union Captain Christopher Trimmel

“I want to play professional football for as long as possible”


Imago Images/Matthias Koch

Audio: Inforadio rbb24 | 09.01.2023 | Jacob Rueger | Photo: Imago Images/Matthias Koch

Christopher Trimmel will start his tenth season at 1. FC Union Berlin this summer. The contract was extended at the start of training camp. The captain on his future, the best moments and the preparation for the rest of the season.

Christophe Trimmel about…

… his future at 1. FC Union Berlin and whether he will end his career in Berlin:

“I can’t answer that. I know the world of football quite well. That would be good, but of course I would also like to play football professionally for as long as possible, as long as I like it. And it may be that the club is saying, ‘We see other players there now.'”

… career after career:

“I will definitely get my coaching license, sports management whatever. Football is just fun. But I don’t even think about anything like that because I see myself as a footballer for the next few years.”

… his fitness level:

“Especially in my position, you can’t afford anything. There are actually always fast players in the opposing team on the other side. I have to keep fit. And I think that’s the most important thing. Of course, you pay more attention to the regeneration then, but I have no problem with that.

… the importance of association:

“Even then, I was already dreaming of being promoted. And if you then take part in the whole development as a player – not just promotion, but the Conference and the Europa League – that means a lot to you. And you don’t. I don’t throw it away that easily.”

… the best moment with Union:

“The promotion was very special. It has to be mentioned. And the game in which we qualified for the Conference League was a beautiful moment. But even when we reached relegation – our first goal – it was There always happy holidays. We’ve been playing internationally for the second year now, but of course we know what’s behind. You’re very happy about that.

…the chain of four or the proven chain of five:

“It’s no surprise that we’ve mastered the back five very well. You feel comfortable there. You know almost by heart what to do. In the back four there are a few questions that have arisen. But we’ve been training for a few weeks now and it’s better.”

… his expectations of international competition:

“We saw it last year too: we went very, very far in the cup. It was also very good at international level. So there are always a lot of things possible. We will just try. We We’ll see what comes out of it in the end. It won’t be any easier.

Broadcast: rbb|24 Inforadio, January 9, 2023, 2 p.m.


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