Hetha's Dardai On Reaching 250 Game Mark

Hertha Berlin stalwart Pal Dardai marked his 250th Bundesliga appearance during the 1-0 win over Hoffenheim last weekend, and he reflected on the momentous achievement in an interview with the league's official website.
"The thanks goes to the team and the fans," said the 32-year-old, who made his debut for the capital club more than 12 years ago. "It is games like the one against Hoffenheim which make playing the game fun.

"But I am lucky with anniversary games. My 200th game was a win over Gladbach and I scored that day. Last Saturday Voronin scored for us."

The interviewer pointed out that he is just 30 games away from cracking Hertha great Michael Sziedat's long-held record of 280 appearances for the club.

"All of those players like Sziedat, Beer or Horr were Hertha legends. I will not put myself under any pressure and don't follow such statistics. Yes, If you add together my appearances at club and international level, it is a lot of games, so I can't be that-bad a player," he grinned.

Dardai will be looking to mark his 251st appearance for the club with a win when Hertha play host to Hamburger SV on Saturday.  

Derek Wanner, Goal.com