He broke through in Vejle already as a teenager, moved as a young man to Hamburger SV, had five good years as an Everton player in the Premier League and then made a sensational move to Real Madrid.
the Footballer Thomas Gravesen tried far more than most in his career, but he is annoyed that he already said stop in 2008 at the age of 32 years, when he had been released from his contract in the scottish Celtic.
- It is one of the things I regret the most. I stopped too early. But I reached a point where I thought that now it was fucking enough, says Thomas Gravesen in a great interview with DR.
Now his advice to most of the football players, as when up in years, that they just need to be at. Even if it requires a step down in level and less fast running.
- It may well be that you don't play every minute, but you regret, if you care for early. You lose so much socially and fodboldmæssigt.
Thomas Gravesen reached, among other things, turn out for the mighty Real Madrid. Photo: Erik Kragh
That was what I did wrong. We can always go a different path in life and reach to be everything else, but you can't go back to the soccer ball, if you are in the middle of the 30's, says Gravesen.
He moved to Las Vegas after karrierestoppet.
- I moved also so far away, I could, because I knew with myself that I had not taken the right decision. So it is easier to sit and watch a game of soccer in the UNITED states, than it is to go on Vejle Stadium or in the Park, if you want to have it at a distance.
Gravesen played 66 matches for the Denmark in the period from 1998 to 2006 and scored five goals.
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