Niclas Füllkrug, the Werder Bremen forward, who has missed most of the season due to injury, says he will stay with the club, no matter in which league.
|Niclas Füllkrug.||Photo: Werder Bremen|
He picked up a serious injury during training in September, that was later confirmed by an MRI scan to be a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee. He had minor surgery again in February, but is recovering and positive about his future in Bremen.
In a phone interview, on Tuesday, Niclas Füllkrug told Kicker: "Of course I will stay with Werder, no matter in which league. It is just important to me to be healthy and to play. And I am completely happy with Werder, I just want to stay. I did not come here to play only three games".
He then continued to say that he still believes that they can avoid relegation, but that "The corona virus and its consequences are much worse than relegation".
And, regardless of relegation, and the financial impact that may have, he is expecting a cut in his salary.
"We all have to help our clubs and the football industry in general to survive this crisis as much as possible. We'll be part of the team and Werder will do it. But even at FC Bayern, one of the richest clubs in the World that players forego 20 percent salary is a very clear sign".
He is hoping, and expecting, to return for a few more games this season, but the season is almost over, so to him:
"The most important thing is that I am now on a really good path and feel that way. I do very intensive strength training and I am prepared for running. That is the next step now."