Former Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has announced his retirement from football and in doing so has reserved special praise for the Bianconeri.
The 34-year-old took to a press conference on Wednesday to make an official statement regarding his future, stating that he’s come to the end of his footballing adventure.
“Yesterday was a very difficult day for me, ” Khedira said in the press conference. “I want to say that, on Saturday at 5:15, I’ll end my career by playing my final game for Hertha Berlin and subsequently retire from football,” He added.
The Hertha Berlin midfielder will line up against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga for his final game, but he wasted no time in stating the importance of his time spent in Italy.
“I want to thank Juventus and Real Madrid. Two teams who allowed me to play for a decade at the very top level in Europe.
” I reached the heights to make history, I matured a lot, they’re two of the best clubs in the world and they made me a better person. I want to thank them,” Khedira finished.
The German international played in Serie A for six years, winning the Scudetto five times, Coppa Italia three times and the Supercoppa Italiana once.