Alexander Meier would be able to now also introduce a “adventure somewhere far away”. A commitment in Major League Soccer in the United States, or perhaps even something more Exotic on the big football map for a farewell from the professional business. However, it is likely to nothing, for his new field of activity is virtually on your doorstep. The 35-year-old striker, and down-to-earth professional football player, in the summer of 2018 when his long-time club Eintracht Frankfurt had not received a contract, with great likelihood of the FC St. Pauli of the remaining 16 second round game of the second League to increase. “We are working hard to fill the gap, which is unfortunately caused by the violation of Henk Veerman. We hope that this may already be up to the training start at 6. January can realize,“ said Uwe Stöver on Tuesday of this newspaper. Wanted to any game the name of the Hamburg’s sporting Director not giving an opinion on. According to information this newspaper is very likely, however, that Meier will replace the low countries Veerman.
In the second League would be for Meier, as an employer, only the HSV or its city rival out of the question. The Bundesliga top scorer (19 goals) for the season 2014/2015 is born in Buchholz in der Nordheide just 40 km away from Hamburg. In the past few weeks, the 1.96 meters big Schlaks was already visiting his parents.
Now, the circle for Meier closes, apparently with his return to the Millerntor, Where he had played in the A-youth, before the attacker was in April 2002, his professional debut in the shirt of St. Pauli – 0:4 against HSV in the Bundesliga. More than 16 years later, the Kiezklub responds to the serious injury of Veerman (six goals and five assists in 16 Games). The offensive player suffered in a duel with Magdeburg a torn cruciate ligament and is out for the Rest of the round. In the course of a season, in the St. Pauli as the current table, third party’s ambitious goals. The climb would be in the end in the League, would have the also for Meier a special meaning. To were of his time in Hamburg staying as a table-of-last-from the first League.
Without match practice, but “fully in the juice”
In recent months, Meier patience needed. The offers were made to him, did not meet his demands on a new challenge. Also from the third League and the regional League requests reached him. But even the best contacts helped Meier nothing. The Eintracht legend Karl-Heinz Körbel, the Vice-President of the fourth division club SC Hessen Dreieich, could not make the former Bundesliga top scorer a move to the newly promoted and current relegation candidates palatable. Meier, who is in this month 36 years old, to trust to his old football days, the first League would not have him quenched with an appropriate offer. If currently something is missing, it is the match practice. Otherwise, he sees himself “full of juice”. Meier, who was injured in the preseason, long and only on the penultimate Bundesliga round in the 3:0 against the HSV for use and re-met, feel fit and pain-free.
Even without a permanent job he has always worked as it would go in the morning. Until November, he trained in Austria with Admira Wacker Mödling before the gates of Vienna. The last table of the first League would have taken Meier in his ranks, but even the new head coach Reiner Geyer, who was once an assistant coach under Armin Veh in Frankfurt, not managed to persuade the striker a Comeback in professional football. Back in his home in Northern Germany, took Meier to the exercise of the top League clubs FC Süderelbe and Buchholz operation. His runs and extra shifts, he held firm in the second half of the year. Be the conditional fixed point is the training plans of the former Concord fitness trainer Klaus, Luisser.