“Benno is one of the stabilizers of our team,” praises Chef Trainer Steffen Baumgart in a press release of the association: “He plays a really good season and has made a strong development that I have not seen in the end.”
Jörg Jakobs, the sporting officer at the Effzeh, is pleased to “early” commitment from Schmitz. “We have led in difficult times constructive conversations with a good result,” says Jacobs.
Schmitz himself emphasizes: “After almost four years at the FC, I know everything here and feel very comfortable with my family in Cologne. It is a special city that loves football. Regardless of how many viewers were allowed, every game was allowed Sold out. This distinguishes the FC. And at the moment it’s just a lot of fun – with the coaching team, with the team, in the club. “
Schmitz came from RB Leipzig to 1. FC Cologne in the summer of 2018. The right-back, which was trained at Bayern, made the direct rewriting into the Bundesliga with the Cologne in the 2018/19 season. To date, Schmitz made 53 Bundesliga games for FC. In the current season, Schmitz came 23 times in the league (four assists, Schmitz-notes cut 3, 30) and twice used twice in the DFB Cup.