His attacking colleague Milot Rashica was also delighted after Pizarro’s winner. “We’re all happy that he’s staying. He’s so important for us on and off the pitch.” Pizarro scored his 151st goal for Werder against Leipzig.
The 40 year-old has scored 109 Bundesliga goals for the Green-Whites. The Peruvian became the highest foreign goalscorer in Bundesliga history, building upon his record this season, Pizarro also remains on current record holder Robert Lewandowski, just five goals behind the Pole (202 goals compared with 197). “Consequently, I chose to extend my contract. I want to continue to place Lewandowski under pressure,” added Pizarro with a grin.
The Peruvian, who also became the oldest player to play for Werder in Bundesliga history, described today as a simply “great day. It was simply great to score a goal and to sign a contract extension. The fans have a special place in my heart and this gives me strength.”