World Langkamp: Corona was reason for change to Perth

12:40  08 june  2021
12:40  08 june  2021 Source:   dw.com

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Sebastian Langkamp has changed after over a decade in German professional football, especially because of the Corona pandemic to the other end of the world. In an interview, the 33-year-old former players said, among others, Hertha BSC and Werder Bremen the "Tagespiece" (Tuesday): "Ultimately, that was even the crucial point for Australia. We wanted to go away that Corona continues to dictate our lives. "

Ex-Herthaner Sebastian Langkamp spielt inzwischen in Australien. © Soeren Stache / DPA / Archive Image Ex-Herthaner Sebastian Langkamp now plays in Australia.

He had contact with three different clubs. Ultimately, he opted for Perth in Australia, "because that's the best place for my family and myself." After Langkamp had not received a new contract in the summer of 2020 at Werder, he signed FC Perth Glory in this January.

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"If the change to Australia did not take place, I would have finished my career at the end of December or at the latest in January," he explained. Family reasons played a role above all. "If we had come to the conclusion that the move is not the right thing for our little one, then we would not have done it."

Life in Australia enjoys Langkamp, ​​even if he had to get used to many things. "The Australians call themselves a bit Lazy, so lazy. Until our apartment, the insurance companies, the car everything was regulated, it took a bit. But since then it is great. It also adapts that a bit, just as for the work-life balance, "said Langkamp.

people are "super friendly, very helpful, very children's love. I do not know if it would be in Berlin too: That construction workers who are accessible on the street with their impact bush hammer to work to work because a family passes by stroller. »

sporty, however, it is not optimal for him. After his longer pause, two injuries for two-week breaks forced him. So Langkamp was only on two missions for Perth this year.

Tamil family allowed to reunite in Perth .
Asylum seeker Nades Murugappan has arrived in Perth from Christmas Island with his daughter Kopika to be reunited with wife Priya and ill daughter Tharnicaa.A charter flight on Tuesday night brought father Nades Murugappan and his six-year-old daughter Kopika from the island to the WA capital to join wife Priya and ill four-year-old daughter Tharnicaa.

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