The Leverkusen striker suggests that’s tough to play end of his contract. Stefan Kießling increasingly faced with injury problems in recent seasons. Now the veteran Werkself striker has talked about the difficulties in professional career and the use of painkillers.
““If I have to stay, regular player. And if I can’t, those very soon lead disheartened me. That would have made me mad," Kiessling told during an interview with kicker. He also talking about increasing burden of old age and added: "I'm only looking at the next day. I'm grateful for every minute I play, especially when it comes to pain, but it's not always that simple, so I try to enjoy the one and a half years.”
But Kießling think In any case, it was no longer possible to think of going through the game in English weeks. "It is not possible that I played in the first round against Monaco and then with Schalke four days later, when the coach told me one day before 'Kiess, you will also play against Schalke' Because I thought: "Twice 90 minutes in four days, a third game could not have come after that," complained the 32-year-old.
In order to stay fit, the veteran has to rely more and more on painkillers: "I am already grateful that I can do this job even a bit longer, although you can’t exaggerate of course, I try to take painkillers If you take them to the games, sometimes it is not so easy for the head. "
With a view to the current season, the six-time national player is no longer a key player for Roger Schmidt’s side; he just made 8 appearances and only scored one goal and one assist. Maybe he prepares to hang up his boots.