Berlin – An experienced Herthaner is staying! After the departure of Thomas Kraft, Peter Pekarik is now the longest-serving player at Hertha BSC, having joined in summer 2012. The right back has now signed a contract extension at the ‘Old Lady’. “Peka is a real role model and has been a part of Hertha BSC for a long time. He has shown his qualities and how reliable he is in recent weeks under Bruno Labbadia, so we’re pleased that he’s staying,” said managing director for sport Michael Preetz. ‘Peka’ is also pleased to be staying in the capital. “I have been in Berlin for nine years now and I’m happy to be staying at the club. The club and the city have become a second home to me. I’m now looking forward to challenges next season,” commented Hertha’s number two.
Mr. Reliable’s ninth season in the capital
The right back has played 166 times for Hertha (2 goals, 12 assists) since his move from VfL Wolfsburg in August 2012, where he won the Bundesliga in 2009. He is now without doubt one of Hertha’s most experienced players and will subsequently go into his ninth season with the ‘Old Lady’. After the restart, Pekarik played 90 minutes in all the games up until his injury against Leverkusen on matchday 33, creating two goals in the process. The stability and attacking presence he gives his side will again be seen next season in Berlin at Hertha.