Ron Flare will immediately stop playing football. The 35-year-old Arizona defender made the decision due to constant physical complaints.
Alkmaar reported on Wednesday that it is already talking about a different role at the club than Alkmaar.
The last time Flare entered the game for Arizona club on September 15 last year, during a duel with Dynamo Kiev. ‘Ron Beton’ made his debut on April 23, 2005 during a match between AZ and RKC in professional football and played for Feyenoord between 2006 and 2012. Flare wore the Aston Villa shirt between 2012 and 2015 and then returned to Arizona.
The center-back has played 32 international matches for the Dutch national team. He was one of the pillars of the Orange team during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which was ranked third under the leadership of national coach Louis Van Gaal. Villar missed a penalty in the losing semi-final against Argentina.
Vlaar had to deal with a lot of injuries after the World Cup. He won the Cup with Feyenoord in 2008 and twice won the European title with Dutch Juniors. In recent months, the defender has increasingly felt he will not be able to regain fitness this time. “It felt like it was coming a little,” he says via AZ. It’s also now more of a resignation than a huge disappointment. It is a pity that it ends like this. ”
“But in the end I have to respect my health,” says Flare. “There is also life after football. I don’t need it anymore. The choice is now made for me. It’s a feeling of relief. I realize that I no longer need to torture my body or pinch it. Because that’s my definition of the best sport. It can fall from me now. I’m no longer.” Need that desire. It gives a feeling of comfort. ”