High appreciation for Alexander Stolz

Alexander Stolz hat extended his contract, which would have run out in the summer, by a further year until June 30th 2019. The 34 year old has been at the club since August 2013, and also wore the TSG colours in the 2006/07 season.

"The renewed contract proves what high appreciation Alex enjoys here, which he has earned through his daily work, character and his impeccable behaviour,” said TSG director of football, Alexander Rosen. For him, “Alex is an important member of our goalkeeping trio. His ambition, passion and performances on the training pitch also contribute to the fact we have had, in Oliver Baumann, one of the strongest ‘keepers in the league for some years now and that Gregor Kobel is continuing to develop at the highest level.”

“Whoever works so intensely every day with Alex, like me, knows what kind of extraordinary character we have had in our squad for years, who has reliably taken over a task that isn’t always appreciated,” said goalkeeping coach Michael rechner. “Alexander is the epitome of a team player,” praised Rechner, calling the 34 year old a “model professional, who hasn’t just proven to have a highly professional attitude for every aspect of goalkeeping, but is also thanks to his positive manner a great asset for TSG on a human level.”

These are words which suggest Stolz may have a career with TSG after his contract is up. “We have spoken with him about a future with us after his playing career ends,” commented Alexander Rosen. An option, which for Stolz is "a reward for a special job that is of course, also associated with some hardship. For me, it’s about always being ready and optimally prepared for a time, about which I am not too sure if it or when it will arrive. But I 100 percent identify with this role and I know I have to appreciate the kinds of possibilities you’re offered here as a player every day. My work with the youth-team goalkeepers alongside Michael Rechner is something I value highly, it’s a lot of fun to pass on my experience of ten years in professional football,” said the ‘keeper from Pforzheim, who has made one Bundesliga appearance for Hoffenheim.

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