This announcement took a long time to come true: while the first missions were already in place and that there were rumors a long time ago, the purchase of two football experts is now confirmed.
The U21 European Championship, which I had already commented for the first time this year, was a great experience for me. Being part of it while analyzing remote field events is the perfect mix for me.
In fact, he's been known for quite some time. Both were already on the air. Nevertheless, it was not until Wednesday that the Prime Minister's press office could announce the involvement of two new football experts, who now succeed Thomas Hitzlsperger, who is now working for VfB Stuttgart. Christoph Metzelder (formerly Sky) and Thomas Broich (formerly DAZN) are the new football experts. Metzelder gave up his job in Saturday Sky to focus more on Bundesliga jobs – but a job at ARD is probably as imaginable as it involves fewer assignments a year.
Christoph Metzelder: "For several years I have been allowed to accompany professional football as a football expert and I am very happy with my commitment to TuS Haltern am See and the football teacher training that I am I also felt very comfortable with the ARD team during the live broadcast of the Revierderbys in the Bundesliga in April and I am delighted that we continue this cooperation up to the championship. European football. "Broich has recently been honored several times with Australian champion Brisbane Roar and twice as a major player in the league.
As sport coordinator Axel Balkausky says, the two contracts will remain in force until the 2020 European Championship. Thus, ARD also has the first EM experts. "Both have proven in the past that they were both in front of the camera and at the microphone, a valuable asset to our program," said Balkausky Broich, who was already partly involved in the summer as as co-commentator. In the future, Christoph Metzelder will draw lots for the second round of the main draw in the official DFB-Pokal draw at the Dortmund Football Museum next Sunday. The next live football matches of the first will be held alongside the moderator or commentator. in October, a match in the second round of the cup and two matches in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup in February 2020.