Want to know how Bundesliga clubs celebrate Christmas? No problem! We’re sending you on a unique Bundesliga Christmas Party Marathon where you can get an up-close look at what’s going on at four (most likely) selected clubs on Christmas Eve.
The same goes for the holidays: work first, pleasure later. That’s why you start in Leipzig. But we quickly realize that it is not so bad. You will receive a warm welcome and even before you tell him your name, Marco Rose is already calling you by your nickname.
You’ll find – a little out of the way, of course – a seat with Timo Werner, who secretly pours Monster Energy into a can of Red Bull under the table. « Everyone does it here, » he whispers to you with a wink. The atmosphere is noisy, you start to feel good. But when Max Eberl suddenly knocks on his can and delivers a warning speech (for him, Christmas has taken on an extreme commercial dimension), it’s time to go. Direction Dortmund.
The first big advantage: you enter super easily. Since the BVB stars organize everything themselves this year and Mats Hummels, Niklas Süle and Nico Schlotterbeck take control of the gate, it’s easy for you to get in. Just overflow.
But once inside, you realize the tree hasn’t been decorated yet. Gio Reyna and Jule Brandt should have done it two hours ago, but it won’t work. A bow here, a ball there, way too many angels. The two fumble at the top forever and get lost in the details, and the string of lights hasn’t even been unboxed yet. And that even though Hummels had already said it very clearly last year: « Some people have to get it out of their heads that Christmas trees have to be sexy. »
Sebastian Kehl acknowledges that you are getting a bit skeptical and points out that BVB are still in flux when it comes to Christmas parties. When Matthias Sammer then says, “The next Christmas party is always next,” you turn the corner.
And try it in Stuttgart, after all the VfB party promises great things. It is said that well-known stars outside the world of (Site notre bureau spécialisé) are also there. When you get there, however, you realize that you may have been promised a little too much.
So, finally real people. Of course you wonder why you didn’t come here straight after the party in Dortmund, but that doesn’t matter now. And sure, there were more garlands at Schalke’s Christmas parties, but by the glow of the red lantern, it’s actually quite contemplative here. And best of all: Mike Büskens takes you home on his Schalke mountain bike at the end.
You wonder why Gerald Asamoah, who was driving next to you in the car, laughing the whole time, couldn’t take you.