Wild Curls, soft facial features that betrayed nothing of the efforts of professional football. Fabian Lustenberger had to laugh a bit, as in the summer of 2017, his ten-year-old with Hertha BSC on the website of his employer, time and again, pictures of him as a young man was presented. "Madness", thought the now 30-Year-old when he saw his former I.
Lustenberger was 19 and just back from FC Lucerne to Berlin; he didn't even have a driver's license, and drove mostly with the U2 to the Training. This was also not a Problem because it in Berlin – despite its eye-catching Curls – hardly anyone recognized. In the meantime, only the way the Curls are, even otherwise, a lot is different.
None of the Berliners so long under contract
call may Lustenberger without major contortions as one of the formative figures of the younger club's history, Hertha BSC. None is so long by the Berliners under the contract. He was the captain and has so far denied 258 League games for the club. In the best case, but only 15. On Monday, the football has been one of the team, the Swiss will return after the expiry of his contract at the end of the season, and after twelve years of Hertha in his home.Lustenberger is considered to be one of the most influential figures of the Berlin club's history.Photo: Hannibal Hanschke/REUTERS
In the case of Young Boys Bern, the current Champions and table leaders of the Super League, has been signed by the former German national player, a three-year contract with an Option for a further season. "With his mentality and his character Fabian Lustenberger fits perfectly," says Berns-sports-in-chief Christoph Spycher. "He has his qualities and off the field is impressive. Fabian will be a leadership player that can entrain the other players thanks to his great experience and his positive way.“
The Swiss comes from a different time - Favre took it once
surprisingly, the message of lust Berger's farewell, though he himself had said a year ago: "Should sometime come the Moment that I walk out of Hertha, I would find that extremely difficult." His family lives in Switzerland, also Hertha has recently extended the contract with Per Skjelbred, also a defensive midfielder and also a veteran.
Lustenberger is from a different time. He was the first player that was brought in in the summer of 2007 at the behest of the new Coach Lucien Favre, Hertha. Around two million euros should have paid the Berlin at that time for him. However, it took a bit, until Lustenberger to the higher athleticism in the League had become accustomed to. After just five short inserts to the beginning of the season he was only at 14. Round for the first time from the beginning of emergence. Up to the end of the season he was absent only three Times in the starting line-up.
Lustenberger has on different positions
"Lucien Favre is convinced has been a lot of individual training with me," Lustenberger said about his early time with Hertha. "We played with two contacts against each other. There was a rule: He wins. If he has not played the balls that you couldn't, it was your fault. But this Training with him has brought me further.“ Lustenberger had a long fight against the reputation that his body was not up to the requirements. This judgment has him annoyed. "Doubt I never had," he says. "There are x other players who had exactly the same injuries as me. If you play again, after the crows there's no more cock.“
Meanwhile, no mention is made of it. Fabian Lustenberger has been proven in many positions and in different roles. To the beginning of the season he was rarely in the alleged Wunschelf of the Coach, at the end he has played but then again, similar to his former teammate and current coach Pal Dardai to its active time. In spite of advanced age and quite talented and significantly younger competition with Lustenberger was also in this season, in 16 out of 19 League matches. Since the eighth round he missed a single second more.
He was already in the gate
Its big advantage is the versatility. Jos Profesional team Lustenberger was transferred permanently out of the defensive midfield in the defensive back. In the meantime, he is several times between the lines - and-switch, what has shown in the face of his great game understanding and its clean technology will never be a bigger Problem for Lustenberger. Also this season, he's already had two positions, not least in the Central of the three chain.More about
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Lustenberger has even been for Hertha in the gate. In 2010, in the Second League against 1860 Munich. After goalkeeper Marco Sejna in the 83. Minute had seen Red, he had to for the final stage into the goal. Lustenberger played to zero, coach, Markus Babbel, praised him as the "great interior defender and a very good goalkeeper".