Ex-Hertha, Wolfsburg star Friedrich excited about Chicago Fire career

Arne Friedrich has revealed his reasons for deciding to join Chicago Fire earlier this month.

Arne Friedrich has revealed his reasons for deciding to join Chicago Fire earlier this month.

The 32-year old former Germany international defender signed with the Fire after being released by VfL Wolfsburg and has admitted that living in the USA, particularly in Chicago, is a major reason for continuing his career away from Europe.

“I had a very good time and long time in Europe,” Friedrich said.

“I decided to come here because I love America. I’ve been many times here with my girlfriend for vacation in many parts and areas of America. A few weeks ago I went to the city, and it was absolutely nice. I like it.

“I fell in love directly with the city. It’s absolutely nice. Then I met the staff here and the trainer and they took very good care about me, so this was the reasons why I came here.”

And Friedrich was expecting to have a successful 2012 season with his new club as he feels he is surrounded by a good group of people.

“My first impression here about the team is it’s a very good team,” the ex-Hertha Berlin man added.

“It’s very good people. I need to know each person, but I guess it’s going to be a good season for us.”

 
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