Max Eberl’s resignation is a reaction to the excesses of professional football – has not changed anything? After all, the industry shows a lot of understanding.

Anyone who wants to be a professional football one who needs them urgently, Oliver Kahn has placed this once. “Eggs, we need eggs,” the former World Tower Houser called for a defeat in the TV micro, it became the winged word. Almost 20 years later, however, not only the case Max Eberl reminds: courage also needs who no one wants to be in this industry.

Eberl namely a “type with really large eggs,” Writtered ex-world champion Toni Kroos, when Eberl’s memorable press conference was just finished on Friday – and was one of many prominent representatives of the professional football, which expressed their respect.

His resignation as a manager at Borussia Mönchengladbach had connected Eberl with clear system criticism, he could not work out of a “simple reason”: “Because I’m exhausted and tired, I just want to do anything to do with football.”

He described this as a hamster wheel, as a place where public expectation, the race for athletic and economic success lead to great pressure. The social media would be the rest, so Eberl: “I may be a good example of what happens to this world.”

And the feedback from his club also describe the permanent state of the industry well. The Borussia had “not recognized that for him is such a strong burden,” said President Rolf King. And as Eberl now announced his decision? Since the club has “not accepted, but respected”.

Reactions to Eberl resignation

However, the reactions from the profile bearing show that maybe something does in the perception and in the evaluation of supposed weakness. In addition to Kroos, countless other players expressed their respect, numerous Bundesliga clubs agreed, old international such as Lothar Matthäus and Dietmar Hamann.

And Stefan Effenberg, basically rather one of the traditional blow, devoted the topic even a column. “Caution, people!” He wrote at “T-Online”: “Fits your health.” Eberl is “a role model because he talks open about how the burden and football have made ill. That’s a sign of strength and not weakness.”

About it is still “much too little talk about – even if it has certainly been much better.” Earlier, so Effenberg, you have “broken, if someone talked about exhaustion, missing power and emptiness.”

Laughing was not on Friday. Eberl has shown “how brave, strong, far-sighted and intelligent he is,” wrote Borussia-Profi Christoph Kramer at Instagram: “What it means to put the right priorities! No matter how much overcome it costs.”