In the summer transfer market session of 2019, one of the hottest names in Lazio was that of Hinteregger. The operation then faded and the defender remained at Augusta before joining theEintracht Frankfurt with which this year he raised the cup ofEuropa League. This morning, a statement was published on the official website of the German club announcing the retirement from football of the player born in 1992.
On the company’s website, the 29-year-old also wanted to release some statements to explain his choice: “Last autumn I had my first thoughts about retiring. I found myself in a difficult phase from a sporting point of view: my performances were fluctuating. The victories weren’t so good anymore, but each defeat hurt twice as much. My increase of performances in the Spring and our joint successes in the Europa League motivated me even more to say goodbye with great sporting success. I would like to thank my teammates, the coaching team, the team behind the team, all the employees and the sporting direction for the confidence, support and fantastic time I have had here. I’m very sorry. “
ACCUSATIONS – As reported by the German sports channel Sport1, the now former defender would be going through a difficult period also following some accusations against him about alleged close relations with a German far-right politician, Heinrick Sickl, who allegedly helped Hinteregger himself organize a tournament. The rumors were immediately denied by the player: “I condemn with the utmost firmness the ideas of the right, intolerant and inhuman. Anyone who knows me knows, first of all I need to take a distance and reorient my life”.
This is the club statement:
Martin Hinteregger informed the Management Board of Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG in a personal meeting today, Thursday 23 June 2022, that he wishes to end his active career as a professional footballer and asked to be released in advance from the obligations of his employment contract immediately. , valid until 30 June 2024. After intense talks with the player and his advisor Christian Sand, and after consulting with manager Oliver Glasner, the Executive Committee accepted the request and suspended the Austrian’s contract.
Martin Hinteregger then retires from professional football with immediate effect after three and a half years with 138 competitive games for the Eagles (14 goals, six assists).