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Entertainment DFB President Keller and his godfather

09:25  30 october  2020
09:25  30 october  2020 Source:   ran.de

Keller criticizes investments in top European clubs

 Keller criticizes investments in top European clubs DFB President Fritz Keller has criticized the high level of investment in top European clubs. © Philipp von Ditfurth / dpa Fritz Keller is the President of the German Football Association (DFB). "We have to be careful that football is not sold to sources that have nothing to do with it directly," he said in an interview with the news magazine "Focus". When investing in clubs for a three-digit million transfer fee, it is always important to check whether the money has been generated properly.

"The role of DFB president was not exactly on my list," he admitted with a smile at a press After all, Keller 's godfather was none other than Fritz Walter, the legendary captain of the West Germany But Keller doesn't want to rest on the laurels of tradition; one of his conditions for making the leap to the

His life as a winemaker and restaurateur means he's rarely left wanting for opportunities of that nature. His former other role as president of SC Freiburg Now he's to take that ethos into his new role as DFB president . As president of SC Freiburg Keller was often to be seen chatting with other football

DFB President Fritz Keller noticed early on how important his godfather Fritz Walter was for German football. «When I was a little kid I also sat at the regulars' table. When he came in, the room was quiet, "said Keller in an interview with the German press agency about the captain of the legendary world championship team from 1954." We noticed what aura he had, that he was something very special about himself has had. He just had a good word for everyone, was so patient and friendly. "

Fritz Keller sitzt in seinem Restaurant vor einer Ecke mit Erinnerungen aus dem Fußball. © Philipp von Ditfurth / dpa / archive image Fritz Keller is sitting in his restaurant in front of a corner with memories from football.

When the now 63-year-old, whose full name is Friedrich Walter Keller, tried his hand at football himself, “I noticed the expectations placed on my name,” said Keller and added with a laugh: “ Of course, I was never able to meet this expectation. "

He learned a lot from his famous godfather, who died in 2002 and would have turned 100 that Saturday. "When I slowly became political and got involved, I saw the strength he put into the social responsibility of football," said Keller. «How he dealt with the importance of the World Cup for Germany. Football has brought us back to normal in the country. That is the power of football that I also got through it. " Walter always had a straight posture. That's why he's a hero to me and remains a hero, ”explained Keller.

Keller: "This path can be the more rocky one" .
When the DFB President speaks up after an international match in the Nations League, the situation is serious. But Fritz Keller would like to stick to the course he has taken. © imago images "I felt the extreme disappointment of everyone": DFB President Fritz Keller. A first processing of the football horror trip to Seville has already taken place at the DFB.

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