Daniel Baier has reflected on his decision to retire from football.
|Willi Orban and Daniel Baier.||Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag|
In an interview with Sport1, Baier has opened up on his decision to hang up his boots.
"At the age of 36, I have been playing football for an extraordinarily long time," said Baier, who had his contract with Augsburg terminated by mutual consent a few months ago.
"The question arose whether I should look for something else. But it was clear to me relatively quickly that FCA were to be my last stop in Germany. So I decided that was it."
Asked if he considered going abroad, Baier responded:
"I thought about it for a little while. It would have been a completely new experience for me, but I came to realize that I didn't really feel like having such an adventure," he said.
"My second daughter has just started school, so I didn't want to move away to play football for a year. To end my career was a decision for the family as well."
Baier made 355 appearances for Augsburg, racking up eight goals and 25 assists.