|Org||Germany National Team|
|Club as Player||Juventus|
2013 09 03 Retrieve
[Sami Khedira questions Real’s wisdom in allowing his close friend Mesut Ozil to leave] Personally, I regret Mesut’s step. Regarding the quality of our team it can be bad because Mesut is always a player who can make the difference and always did
2015 03 26 Retrieve
[Sami Khedira reveals he doesn’t ‘have an agreement with any club’ as German midfielder confirms Real Madrid exit] I don’t have an agreement with any club nor any preferences as to who I would like to join. It’s not a decision against Real Madrid. I want to find new challenges for my career and continue to grow as a player
2015 07 15 Tweet
[Khedira could have gone anywhere he so pleased, but it was Juventus were he felt like he could try and get back to being the player who so many teams wanted to sign before his injury troubles] I wanted a fresh challenge and Juventus gives me just that. They’re on the same level as @realmadriden
2019 08 19 Retrieve
[Sami Khedira has rubbished reports suggesting that he considered making a move away from Juventus] I haven’t talked to any other teams. I know there’s many of us and that Juve must sell. At 32 and having played just 17 games last season, I was always going to be scrutinised. It’s always been like that for me, but I’ve always ended up playing. With Juve, everything was clear from the start of preseason. I wouldn’t leave and I didn’t want to leave. I heard I was only staying for the money. That struck me because then the fans believed it. I’ve never played for money, only to win trophies
Sarri wants us to play in a totally different kind of way. For that reason, we’ve had some difficulties and we need time to adapt to the new system, but it’s normal. Playing a different kind of football, pressing, intensity, passion and intelligence. They’re all things that appeal to me
My knee is fine and I feel completely fit, I trust my body. Last season was unlucky for me. I wasn’t very happy, with all the injuries to my knee, the heart operation. I’d entered a negative spiral. I questioned everything: do I still have fire in my belly? Do I still have the right physical condition? I replied ‘yes’. If you play for Juve you always want to win the Champions League, you have to improve year after year. And I always want to be amongst the 11 starters. After a training session, I felt dizzy and I couldn’t see clearly. I warned the doctor, but I didn’t feel my life was in danger and the arrhythmia operation was almost routine. I’m convinced that I can get back to being at the highest level, otherwise you’d be talking to a pensioner and not the footballer Khedira. I can play at such a level for three more years
2019 08 21 Retrieve
[Cristiano Ronaldo’s team-mate Sami Khedira likened the ex-Manchester United attacker’s standing in football to the role of superstars in other sports - and as having the work ethic of legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon] Ronaldo is an example for all sportsmen, like LeBron James in basketball or Tom Brady in American football. Or like Gianluigi Buffon. When the boys see Gigi pushing weights for 45 minutes, at 41, they understand his love for this sport and can only think, ‘I can do it too’. Older players are a great motivator for the younger ones
2019 08 24 Retrieve
[Sami Khedira on Christiano Ronaldo] Christiano Ronaldo is an example for all sportsmen, like LeBron James in basketball or Tom Brady in American football. Or like Gianluigi Buffon. When the boys see Gigi pushing weights for 45 minutes, at 41, they understand his love for this sport and can only think, ‘I can do it too’. Older players are a great motivator for the younger ones
2019 12 04 Retrieve
[Juventus star Sami Khedira out for three months following knee surgery] The arthroscopic ‘cleaning’ intervention of Sami Khedira’s left knee took place today in Augsburg, Germany. The operation, carried out by Dr. Ulrich Boenisch, in the presence of Club Doctor, Nikos Tzouroudis was perfectly successful and the player will be able to start rehabilitation immediately. The expected recovery time is around three months
2019 12 04b Retrieve
[Khedira was ultimately able to return to the pitch, but was heavily linked with a move away from Juve this summer, with Arsenal reported to be interested] I wouldn’t leave and I didn’t want to leave. I heard I was only staying for the money. That struck me because then the fans believed it. I’ve never played for money, only to win trophies
2020 04 04 Tweet
[Sami Khedira takes to social media to celebrate his birthday with a sense of humor while practising social distancing] Havin’ a great birthday party today
2020 05 22 Retrieve
[Sami Khedira says Ronaldo is extraordinary and Mourinho improved me as a person] Cristiano is an extraordinary footballer and a fantastic person. Meanwhile, we are playing together for seven years, five of them in Madrid and two with Juventus. Because of his skills and his ambitions, in my opinion, he is one of the best football players the world has ever known. He wants to win every time, even if it’s a training session. He is a role model for all the people. That’s the reason why he is one of the greatest footballers. I think I can consider myself fortunate, still play and train with him.
The most impressive person as a coach and person is Jose Mourinho because in fact he trusted me. The biggest step in my career from Stuttgart to Real Madrid after World Cup 2010 and he taught me a lot of technical stuff but also improved me as a person, he trusted me. I still have an amazing relationship with him, I’m still in contact with him and I follow him as a coach and as a person and that’s why I choose Jose Mourinho
2020 05 29 Retrieve
[Khedira sees no reason to leave Juventus despite approaching final year of contract] I have found a very strong team and I am still hungry to win many titles. Now I have more confidence in my body and therefore I see no reason to change team. I am very happy at Juventus and in Turin.
A player I would have liked to play with? It is a very difficult question, but if I had the opportunity to choose one I would say Andrea Pirlo. Because he is a great person and he was an incredible footballer. He played so calmly, it was just fun to him. I think that with him by my side I would have made many more goals in my career.
2020 06 05 01 Retrieve
[Khedira wants Champions League success with Juventus] I won almost everything, but winning is like a drug, if you don’t win a title for one year, the next year you try to win all kinds of titles. My dream is to win the Champions League with Juventus. Almost three or four years ago, we were very close in the final against Real Madrid. I think we can win this title with Juventus in the next few years. In my opinion, this is not just my dream, but also that of every Juventini
[A World Cup winner with Germany in the same year, the midfielder remembers his time in Madrid fondly] It was awesome. I spent unforgettable moments there with many successes. We won all sorts of titles like the league, the cup, but also the Champions League. We had a very strong team with very strong characters. That’s why I will never forget this great time and I am still a big fan of this big club. That’s why: Hala Madrid!
[With his current contract with Juventus set to expire next year, Khedira recently stressed he’s not looking at moving on anytime soon] My contract with Juventus expires in 2021. I feel very good in Italy and in the team. I have found a very strong team and I am still hungry to win many titles. Now I have more confidence in my body and therefore I see no reason to change team. I am very happy at Juventus and in Turin.
2020 06 25 Retrieve
[Khedira reveals Low’s half-time message to Germany in 7-1 World Cup thrashing of Brazil] Jogi said to us: ‘Great! But the game is not over yet. If I see anybody messing around, I’ll take him off immediately. He took the euphoria completely out of the question, and said: ‘We are starting again at 0-0 and I want us to win the second half as well’. It was a perfect message from him. We were all in each other’s arms. Even those who didn’t have access to the dressing room at half-time. Everyone was together, and the message came from the top: ‘Enjoy it, but keep your feet on the ground’
[Khedira says friends and family were blowing up his phone after the game, such was the global reaction to the scoreline] I got messages from all over the world. It wasn’t even like a birthday. I just couldn’t read everything. Everybody was writing to me, ‘Unbelievable!’, ‘Mad!’, ‘What’s going on?’. Tunisians, Germans, people that I didn’t even know to be football fans.