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Gentner: “Share of young players has risen dramatically”

Captain Christian Gentner of the German football league VfB Stuttgart has commented on the significantly changed structures in the daily training and federal league in his club.

In particular the composition within the cadre has changed significantly, the 32-year-old stressed in the “Sport Image”: “The proportion of young players has grown spectacularly. Mario Gomez, Marco Caligiuri and I were with the pros at the time. The next oldest player was 23, 24. Today we have ten players in the 21st in the booth,”reported Gentner, who refrained from evaluating this change.

With today’s generation of young players who, before and after the games, are primarily concerned with themselves and their own marketing in the social media, The defensive midfielder can only start something conditionally: “Everyone should be aware that a certain world is created there and the picture presented in many cases does not correspond to reality,” says VfB-Urgestein Gentner, who has currently completed the fourth highest stakes of all active Bundesliga professionals.

Bundesliga debut in February 2005

“Social Media is just one of them today. Many people can and want to take advantage of this for themselves, I do it much less often. I may be five years old, but I don’t have to answer my phone right after practice or the game. But that is the course of time, we will not stop it,”added Gentner on the topic of social media.

The native plant debuted more than 13 years ago for the Swabians in the Bundesliga and is also considered an undisputed tribal player and leader in the centre field of the VfB under Coach Tayfun Korkut.