“With Bayern we have won everything there is to win in the last three years. But even more beautiful than winning titles is confirming and repeating these successes,” said the German midfielder.
German international Leon Goretzka has extended his contract with him Bayern Munich until June 2016, the Bavarian club reported this Thursday.
The contract of Goretzka, which reached the Bayern in 2018 from Schalke 04, expired in 2022, which has signed for four more seasons.
In this time he has won the title of the Bundesliga, two the Cup, three the German Super Cup and in 2020 the Champions League, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup. The midfielder has so far scored 25 goals in 118 official matches.
“With Bayern we have won everything there is to win in the last three years. But even more beautiful than winning titles is confirming and repeating these successes. We want to continue advancing in the coming years,” said the 26-year-old footballer, who pointed out that “the team, the club and the environment are not only very professional, but also familiar.”
“This mix is one of the guarantees of success for this club. I am very happy that they allowed me to extend my contract early until 2026”, commented Goretzka, who assured that he was still “hungry” to win more titles.
Herbert Hainer, president of the Bavarian club, commented that Goretzka “is a perfect fit for Bayern for many reasons: on the one hand, his sporting qualities are appreciated throughout Europe. On the other hand, as a personality he has an impact beyond the pitch. Goretzka is an opinion leader on and off the pitch. soccer field, and that’s exactly the type of player we want here. “
Oliver kahn, General Director of the Board, opined that “is crucial for development” of the club that can retain the best players “long-term”, since for “succeed as a club” they need “Players who are permanently motivated, and Leon Goretzka should not be told anything about motivation. He always wants to improve and has the ambition to mark an era at FC Bayern.”
The sports director, Hasan SalihamidžićHe also expressed his satisfaction with the news of ensuring the continuity of one of the team’s permanent staff. “León is a source of energy on and off the pitch. He has great technique and dynamism and is a particularly dangerous midfielder on the European continent who can decide games.”
“We are very happy that Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka form the heart of our team and are the protagonists of FC Bayern for many years,” he added.