Bremen's Claudio Pizarro: Like a fountain of youth

Bremen's Claudio Pizarro: Like a fountain of youth

Sa rare appearances in the interview zone of the Weserstadion have cult status. Even after the game, Claudio Pizarro's appearance and appearance have more of an actor than a professional footballer. The age can seem to him nothing or only little damage – Pizarro has aged very favorably, you compare him today with pictures from the year 1999. At that time the Peruvian boarded, so to speak, the Bundesliga. And even German he has learned quite passable! However, this is an achievement of recent years. Maybe there was a little more time to deal with the language of his new home, because Pizarro came, polite formulated, mostly from the bank.

His views on the game usually have something sly, light. This takes the confrontation with the game often Bierernste, state winners – this is refreshing. That with all the ease in the field and far away from the lawn great ambition in this now 40 years old professional is, shows his dealings with the age: "At 39, at 20, at 40 – that's just a number for me, "says Pizarro.

Not a few find him in these days significantly more well-trained than his first, second and third engagement on the Weser. At each season's game, he was previously in the squad of 18 Werder and has been used four times. An original jumped out so far at the good Bremer season start. Thus, Pizarro's effect on the Werder game is already greater than expected by some who dismissed the fourth obligation of the Peruvian in the summer as a kind of bonbon for the fans.

Pizarro is still waiting for his first goal of the season: against Stuttgart, the Peruvian had bad luck with a post shot.



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Coach Florian Kohfeldt brought him in the first game of the season 1-1 against Hannover 96 relatively early. Kohfeldt says, "When Claudio comes in, the effect on different levels is so strong that I do not want to give it up." 450 games, 192 goals in the Bundesliga, best foreign striker: These are the impressive landmarks of Wednesday 40 years old attacker. Should Pizarro come up against VfL Wolfsburg (20.30 in the FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and in the Eurosport Player) this Friday night, he would be only the ninth player in the long history of the German elite class who comes onto the field after his 40th birthday , Some were older, the Schalke Klaus Fichtel even 43 years old, Uli Stein as a player of Arminia Bielefeld (1997) brought it to 42 years. Toni Schumacher was only a few months younger than Stein in 1996 Borussia Dortmund. Also Mirko Votava, Bernd Dreher, Jens Lehmann, Manfred Burgsmüller and Claus Reitmaier were slightly older than Pizarro in their respective missions on September 29, 2018 at 1: 2 in Stuttgart.

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