The Concord is advancing its planning for the future. Already the third day in a row, the club announced the contract extension with a player who is just in high demand: Even with Gelson Fernandes, the cooperation was extended until June 2020 in advance. Previously, it was, according to Agreements with the experienced players Marco Russ and Makoto Hasebe came in. “The Ü-30-Party continues,” said Russ on Instagram, the youngest person alien.

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“We were quick to agree,” said Fernandes about the negotiations with the club, which he joined 18 months ago. “I am happy and satisfied. For me, there was no reason to change.“ The former Swiss national team player graduated from this season so far, 13 appearances in the League, four in the Europa League. “Through its communicative Strengths, he is an important person for the team-mates who come to us from abroad,” said sports Board Fredi Bobic, the decision to secure at an early stage to continue his services.

The 32-year-old defensive midfielder can already look back on an eventful career, in which he – with the exception of the Spanish La Liga – otherwise, in all of the flagship European leagues in the spotlight. After starting his career at FC Sion, the son of Cape Verdean immigrants, among other things, the Jersey of Manchester City, Udinese, Sporting Lisbon, with the sports club Freiburg and Stade Rennes was wearing, before he moved to Frankfurt.

voice talent and key player

The recognition of Adi Hütter was the first joint Exercise of certain. The Trainer convinced him during the preparation, as Fernandes is looking for offers from competitors, templates, in the case of a four-eyes conversation, his luck continues at the Concord. Hütter appreciates in addition to his voice talent, the Fernandes much for the Integration and the good internal climate contributes to, the professional attitude with which he presents himself since the team’s internal competition for places so committed that he is an integral part of the six-position heavy. For the Coach Fernandes is one of the “key players” of the team: “Gelson is very important. Also because he stuffs the holes and do the dirty work.“

Bundesliga round DISPLAY

The Rhine-Main-neighborhood duel this Wednesday at Mainz 05 (20.30/live in the F. A. Z.–Bundesliga live Ticker, and Sky), there will be some occasions in which it comes down to it, the opponent with a compromise of Two warfare-free to demonstrate their own ambitions. “I expect a body-hugging game,” said Hütter. He has recently expressed the intention of his team until the winter break, which begins after the duel with FC Bayern on Saturday, the thirty-earn points. Missing four, which means that no defeat should be more to come in between.

no win in Mainz

23 duty games graduated from the Eintracht in the last four months, in spite of all, currently most of the protagonists seem to be amazingly fit. “I demand that we go to the Limit. If the Tank is full, then we would not have done something correctly. We still need to get everything out“, outline Hütter the route in Mainz. It is still open whether it begins with a three-way attack, or the last little single-minded Ante Rebic, first out. The Croat did not just “possibly the best Phase with regards to the doors”. But he is impressed by “how he works in the service of the team”, – said Hütter.