Jose Mourinho brings Sami Khedira to Real Madrid.
MADRID — Sami Khedira tries to play back the heartwarming memories of his dream to join a class team Real Madrid materialized. He also expressed how he felt when the coach Jose Mourinho asked him to come closer to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
World Cup winner career 2014 with the German national team rose to a higher level after coach Jose Mourinho decided to sign him to Real Madrid. At that time Khedira was wearing a VfB Stuttgart costume.
“I want to be a top level footballer, and I thank everyone because I was able to win the Bundesliga title. But, after that Madrid came, and they changed my life, because I never imagined playing in a club of this size,” said Khedira who had just announced he was hanging up his boots, quoted Brand, Tuesday (8/6).
Prior to joining the VfB Stuttgart youth team in 1995, Khedira plays for TV Oeffingen. Three years of studying, a man born in Germany with Turkish blood finally joined the Stuttgart youth team.
Khedira's career slowly came under the spotlight of the Stuttgart first team coach at the time, Armin Veh. Khedira made her debut in 1 October 2006 against Herta Berlin. New on 29 January 2007 he signed his first professional contract with the team nicknamed Die Schwaben after delivering the fifth German Bundesliga title.
Four seasons passed, Khedira's performances are increasingly in demand by Europe's top coaches, One of them is Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese man even asked Madrid's management to bring the central midfielder to the Santiago Bernabeu.
“At that time I was devastated because Spain had just knocked out Germany in the Africa World Cup 2010. But my agent said that Mourinho would take me to Madrid,” Khedira explained.
Hearing that, Khedira felt her body limp and nervous with the attention. At first he thought his agent was joking with him on purpose. But after being convinced, Khedira just believed and was getting nervous. Because what he has in mind is about communicating in English.
Because I don't want to embarrass, Khedira tells Mourinho not to call directly, but using phone message. Mourinho laughed and agreed.
Furthermore, footballer who is now aged 34 The year explained he had a warm conversation with Mourinho over the phone. Mourinho firmly convinced Khedira to join Los Blancos.
“That conversation changed my career. Mourinho is the best thing that ever happened to me,” he said.
Mourinho moved to Madrid in 2010 after bringing Inter Milan to the treble winners 2009/2010. Located in the capital of Spain, he successfully presented one La Liga title 2011/2012, satu King's Cup 2010/2011, and the Spanish Super Cup 2012.