Metzelder to stay in Madrid; Germany spot unlikely
Real Madrid defender Christoph Metzelder is resigned to seeing out
his contract at the Spanish club even if his lack of playing time
will cost him a spot with Germany at next year’s World Cup.
Metzelder called his two-plus seasons at the Santiago
Bernabeu “complicated” and the center back said he doesn’t expect
Madrid to renew his contract when it expires in June.
The 29-year-old Metzelder says his chances of making
Germany’s team are limited since he doesn’t believe he fits into
Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini’s plans. Metzelder also said he
thinks teams “will not pay a transfer fee in January for a player
that will be free five months later.”
Metzelder has made 47 appearances for Germany but none since
last year’s European Championship.