Kehl: I want to bow out on a high note

The former Borussia Dortmund skipper has just two games left in his professional career and wants to finish with a DFB-Pokal triumph

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sebastian Kehl is determined to end his career on a high note as he prepares for his final Bundesliga game.

The former Germany international has spent the last 14 years at Signal Iduna Park, winning three German titles and one DFB-Pokal.

Kehl will hang up his boots at the end of the current campaign, with just a home game against Werder Bremen and the cup final versus Wolfsburg to come.

"I've always wanted to go out on a high level," he said at a press conference.

"It's great. You can't write a better script, with a final in Berlin and possibly a trophy in my hands.

"When I made the decision, it wasn't clear how the year would pan out and I was wondering whether it was the retirement I'd like.

"It's the right time to stop. There's only a few days until I enter the stadium for the last time. It will be emotional."

Dortmund are three points behind sixth-placed Augsburg going into the final weekend of the season as they look to sneak into a Europa League place.