The adventure of Börner: three years in England

The captain of Arminia last season goes to Sheffield on Wednesday and explains why it's the perfect time for him and his family right now.

Peter Burkamp



Stand 08.06.2019, 20:52 pm

Bielefeld. Julian Börner is curious. For him, a whole new chapter is about to begin: on July 1st, the training will take place on Wednesday in Sheffield. The captain of Arminia last season signed a three-year contract with the English second division club. Until the beginning, there are still things to do. Next week, the moving truck arrives. The Börners – Julian, his wife Kristina and his daughter Emma – give up their luggage, but not everything else in the Bielefeld house. Your house will be sublet, part they will continue to use when it comes to a small break at home. The city of Teuto will later remain the center of life. That's how it's planned. "When the little one goes to primary school, we want to be back," said Börner, who has not accepted a return to the DSC, even though coach Uwe Neuhaus and the director Samir Arabi sportsman were very angry that the 28- A child's dream come true "I certainly have not made the task easy and I can understand the problem, but I've always dreamed of it." to play in England, "says Börner. Two years ago, he had already received a concrete offer from England. Under the impression of the birth of his daughter and the spectacular of the last day in Dresden, he gave priority to relegation. He gave priority to Arminia. "Now, this economically interesting offer came suddenly, I went by air, spoke to the officials, completed the check-up and signed it," Börner explains, "which is also in keeping with his wife, who will continue to work part-time and to work on his Ph.D. "simply the ideal time," says Börner, and from the team and friends he received encouragement without exception, even DSC officials Would have congratulated for this opportunity.Börner becomes the first German in the history of Sheffield Wednesday (founded in 1867) .The traditional club was already English champion. "I am really ready and I am curious to see how I react to the new environment, "he said," another language, much more competitive games and new teammates are waiting for it. "I will have to progress to reach a new status," says Bö about the challenge, he likes to accept.