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1. FC Cologne: Dominique Heintz calls reasons for failed return

On Friday (20:30) Union Berlin receives the 1st FC Cologne in the Bundesliga. Dominique Heintz will be particularly focus, after all, the defender once played for the Rhine countries. As the Defensivallrounder now confirmed, he had the opportunity to go back to the cathedral town.

Instead of returning to 1. FC Cologne, Dominique Heintz moved from Sc Freiburg to Union Berlin in January. He signed a contract until 2024 in the Irern, a return to Cologne was quite an option.

“Yes, that’s true, the FC was also on me. I thought about Cologne and Union. There were a few conversations – but one, two people in the club were not for me,” said the 28-year-old in the Interview with the “Express”.

Especially after the difficult last months at the SC Freiburg, Heintz would have needed a club, “who familiar me 100 percent”. “Union ultimately convinced me completely. The club really wanted me, that was not like that in Cologne, that’s why it was difficult for me. It did not fit with the FC, even if everyone knows I like to come to Cologne again Would be “, so the central defender.

Heintz needs responsibility and wool on the court every weekend. “In Freiburg this chance was not there anymore,” he called the reasons to say goodbye to the Union Berlins club.

Heintz is looking forward to seeing you again with the 1st FC Cologne

At Union Berlin you build on him again. “Union had tried to get me in the summer, and is always doning. I had good talks with coach Urs Fischer and Manager Oliver Ruhnert,” revealed Heintz.

With a lot of anticipation, the Routinian looks at the upcoming meeting with the Cologne. “I am pleased to meet the boys with whom I have played together. It is always nice to see the Cologne fans in the guest block. This is definitely a special game for me.”

In the duel between Union and the 1st FC Cologne there are also important points in the race to distribute the European Cocal courses. The table sifted from the Rhineland currently has two counters lead to the Berliner.