He decided to do so for family reasons.
Oct 17, 2020 at 6:08 PM SITA
BERLIN. The coach of the German national football team, Joachim Löw, paid tribute to the left defender Jonas Hector, who ended his national team career at the age of 30 due to family reasons.
The football player announced this to the club and Löw as early as September, but they did not publish the report until the current week.
“We had a very good confidential conversation. I have great respect for him and his decision. We all in the national team are grateful to him for the positive energy he spread around him in the national team,” Löw said.
Hector was one of the most popular players in the German national team for his modest and quiet nature. He made his national team debut in November 2014 and played a total of 43 duels for the national team.
“He is a great personality, an ideal example of loyalty and fairness. His approach and humanity have always amazed me, both on and off the court. I have always been able to rely on him,” Löw continued.
At the club level, Hector was among the seniors in the six-league team SV Auersmacher. His qualities were noticed by the representatives of 1. FC Cologne, for which he has been playing since 2010.
He first worked in the reserve, since summer 2012 he has been part of the A-team. There are currently 149 Bundesliga matches on his account, he scored another 86 starts in II. league.
Bochum, Bayern Munich and Saarbrücken were also interested in his services, but Hector remained loyal to the people of Kolín.