Two-time Stanley Cup-winning Czech forward Jaromir Jagr said that it is increasingly difficult for him to find the motivation to pursue his career.
Jagr is 50 years old, since 2018 he plays for the Czech club Rytiri Kladno, which he owns. This season, he has not gone on the ice, but is involved in training.
To be honest, I don’t want to go back. If only the “Winter Hockey Games” that I promised to organize will take place, I will have to force myself to play. Maybe it will give me a boost, I don’t know. For the moment I have no motivation. I would have to make a lot of sacrifices, I would need a diet, recovery, training. At my age, playing at a certain level is difficult in itself. Not to mention the need for rest.
Last year, I felt I could help the guys on the ice, I felt responsible in the sports part. Now I don’t feel it, I wouldn’t even fit in the fourth link. And we don’t have bad players,” sport.cz quotes Jagr.
Last season, the striker scored 19 points (8 goals + 11 assists) in 43 games for Kladno.
Jagr won the Stanley Cup twice with the Pittsburgh Penguins (1991, 1992), became Olympic champion with the Czech Republic (1998) and twice world champion (2005, 2010). In regular NHL championships, he played 1733 games, got 1921 points (766 + 1155).
Source : MatchTV
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