31 year old Jamaican International Daniel Gordon has signed a 2 year contract and an option of a 3rd year with 2.Bundesliga club SV Sandhausen. Gordon has left Karlrusher SC who he spent four years with where he played 88 times and scored 6 goals in the process. The former Borussia Dortmund player says this new contract is a plus for him.
” A lot of people may say to me why am I leaving a club that had an opportunity to be promoted to the Bundesliga to a team that is midtable in the 2.Bundesliga. I say to them that this is a club with ambition and forward thinking. I am just recovering from a chronic knee injury that could have ended my career. Thankfully I have returned well with good rehabilitation. Karlsruher SC were not willing to giving me the playing time I wanted. Here with SV Sandhausen I have an opportunity to play matches week in week out and I am also closer to my wife’s family so for me it is a win win situation.
SV Sanhausen has never played in the Bundesliga top tier but Daniel believes this club has the ambition to do so within the next few seasons.
” I am at a club with a lot of youth and little experience. I am a senior member of the team now and I feel that with my experience club and internationally I can help my new club create history and get promoted to the Bundesliga. I was considering to play in England, but I said let me stay in Germany and get back into fitness as in England you have to be fit from the first minute.”
Gordon who qualifies to play for Jamaica through his grandparents, made his debut for Jamaica in 2013 in the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers. He is not part of Jamaica’s Copa America squad, however he says he wishes the team all the best.
” I do wish I was fit to play in this tournament, however I wish Jamaica nothing but the best. I love Jamaica and I think we have the team able to get to at least the quarter-finals of the tournament. I was part of the Copa America squad last year in Chile and I feel the team has improved a lot since then, so for now my goal is just to improve, work harder and get back into the Jamaica team maybe 2017. I want to play football until I am around 36 or 37, so I intend on doing my best.”
Gordon is the first German born footballer to represent the Jamaica National team.