Eintracht Frankfurt hovers on cloud seven in the Europa League, but so far, Danny da Costa has not been able to contribute to the European high -altitude flight of the eagles. Only two missions in the group phase, more did not jump out for the 28-year-old. Even in the league, the defensive man only plays a subordinate role in the current season: ten games, only four over the full distance. The result: After the season, Costa leaves the SGE and returns to Mainz.
There Costa was on loan for half a year in the past season and “not only leaves athletic traces” during this time, as 05 sports director Martin Schmidt emphasizes: “He is an uncomfortably experienced, strong defensive all-rounder and also A great person who immediately brought himself into the team with his good character and mentality and lived the values of Mainz 05. “
So it was not surprising that the contact between Mainz 05 and the defender, who had run 16 times for the FSV, “always remained tight even after the loan”. Now Costa comes to the Bruchweg free of charge and has signed a contract until 2025.
a lot of praise and “a special DNA”
“My time at Mainz 05 was short, but it is definitely one of the most exciting and most special of my career,” said Da Costa, who was the experience of 131 Bundesliga, two Champions League, 27 Europa League and 17 DFB Bring cup games for Leverkusen, Frankfurt, Mainz and Ingolstadt. “What we achieved together as a team, but also as a whole club in this six months, was exceptional. Mainz 05 has a special DNA, sporty and above all on together,” says Costa only praising words for his new old club.
There is hardly a player who fits Mainz 05 better than Danny from the mentality.
Coach Bo Svensson is pleased, “that Danny has promised us. It is no secret that he played a very important role in relegation last year. There is hardly a player who fits Mainz 05 better in terms of mentality than Danny “, said Svensson.