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Sports "Bit of Twilling": Lenz with high goals before saying

17:35  04 may  2021
17:35  04 may  2021 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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With the qualification for Europe, Christopher Lenz wants to say goodbye to the Football Bundesliga after the season. "Everyone is almost immortal here, when we reach this goal in the second year in the Bundesliga," said the defender on Tuesday in a digital media round before the away game at the VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday (15.30 / SKY).

Unions Joel Pohjanpalo (l) bejubelt ein Tor mit Christopher Lenz. © Annegret Hilse / Reuters-Pool / DPA / Archive Unions Joel PohjanPalo (L) builds a goal with Christopher Lenz.

Union occupies the eighth place in the table before the final games in Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen as well as against RB Leipzig, with Borussia Mönchengladbach. Seven place would mean the entry into the new Conference League. "We have shown last and this year that we can exist against top teams," said Lenz, fear of the top-class opponents do not give it.

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Lenz hopes for a reunion with Wolfsburg Maximilian Philipp on Saturday. With the 27-year-old native Berliner, Lenz combines a close friendship, both had played in youth for Hertha BSC and Tennis Borussia. "He's like my brother. In difficult times, we have helped each other out of the hole, "said Lenz, who came to the Koepussia Mönchengladbach in the morning of Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2016 and awarded half a year later to the third division of Holstein Kiel.

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Just in time for the rise season of the Unioner in the 2nd league, Lenz returned to old Försteri in 2018. "I started at the back and then pure and then made it to the regular player in the Bundesliga," says Lenz proudly.

The big development step in the last three years Köpenick brings the native Berliner but before the last three games a lot of sadness. "I'm a bit more column, because we can achieve a lot. But I also know that it is my last three games for Union. "

Despite the sadness, Lenz sees the change as a step out of convenience. "I'm the guy who is looking for more. I do not want to regret it later not to have done everything, "Lenz said. With the Eintracht lure inserts in the Champions League, which could reach the Hessian League Ligacon competitor for the first time.

A return to Berlin holds Lenz not excluded, but does not want to set itself. A return to Hertha BSC, where he mainly spent his football period as teenager, but would not give it "rather". Too strong are the impressions that Lenz has experienced in the last three years: "I've had the most beautiful time of my career here."

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