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.
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.
For the fitness the nutrition shifted
If Pizarro is interested in any of the leaderboards, it's the best foreign shooter. This could be something for eternity, that is something that is also perceived abroad. Pizarro says he is "proud" of this top spot, understandably not liking his age. It is also not a pension contract, which he got at Werder, but a comparatively low endowed one-year contract.
The relegation year at 1. FC Cologne has munched on him. Few missions, many injuries and then such a disappointing ending – he did not want to stop. Bremen and the Weserstadion have always been a fountain of youth for Pizarro. "There is something special here, as the fans celebrate me," says the attacker. That started 18 years ago when manager Klaus Allofs and president Jürgen L. Born introduced the unknown striker of Alianza Lima from South America – and soon realized what a big fish they had pulled ashore. Bayern, Chelsea, Cologne, these were the stations – and in between Bremen again and again.
Two and a half years ago, at the third detour to the Weser, experienced to the start of the second half of a modified, slimmer Pizarro. Without milk and white bread, without potatoes, aubergines, tomatoes, but with plenty of soy and spelled, Pizarro has been feeding in the winter of 2015/16; The stripped-down kilograms are one reason he has remained competitive. But you could see in his previous missions this season, too, that just headballs, which would have landed ten years ago guaranteed in the goal, now cross the bar or be parried by the goalkeeper. Aging can not prevent even Pizarro, and this is accompanied by some loss of bounce and timing. Never mind, find them in the Weserstadion and call, when the man with the number four comes in, you: "Pizarro-o-oh!". Where the defender number 4 is of course a joke for this thoroughbred striker – considering his age, but then again fits.