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23.05.2005 Sports News

Addo keen to play on

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Ghana international Otto Addo has confirmed that he has no regrets about leaving Borussia Dortmund after learning that his contract will not be renewed.

Addo has just returned to fitness after tearing cruciate ligaments three times in the past four years and waved goodbye to the 80,000 BVB fans during an emotional eight-minute spell in Saturday's 2-1 win over relegated Hansa Rostock.

"It was great to experience the crowd again and take a look at the sea of flags for a last time. I am going to miss this feeling, but I am leaving after having an excellent time," declared Addo, who joined the club in 1999 from Hannover 96.

But while Dortmund boss Bert van Marwijk regarded the midfielder as surplus to requirements, Addo is convinced that he will be able to play on for a couple of years.

"If I stay fit, I want to play for three or four more years. I do have a couple of offers and it remains likely that I will stay in the Bundesliga," explained the 29-year-old, who had recently been linked with Arminia Bielefeld and Borussia Monchengladbach.

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