Hoffenheim Hoeneß: Hot and hungry at Africa

These times seemed overcome. The most recent appearance in Berlin (0: 3) reminded Sebastian Hoeneß to the game in the Hinserie in Bochum (0: 2). Both times had his team just not brought the intensity, precision and determination in the place. In between, almost a half-serie in which the team – regardless of the results – was constant to identify as Hoffenheim. Therefore, coach Sebastian Hoeneß now demands a corresponding reaction against Bochum. “We want to see how we see ourselves: as a closed unit, playing dynamically and courageously forward. We did not show that against Hertha, that’s important to bring the place again against Bochum,” says Hoeneß, “We also want to correct the first leg.”

Hoeneß sharpens the senses

TSG Hoffenheim - VfL Bochum 1-2 | Highlights | Matchday 28 – Bundesliga 2021/22

Maintenance not only from receiving shrubs, but in order to position the main spurt in the narrow race in the best possible position in the best possible position. Especially since the direct competitors Freiburg (against Bayern Munich) and Leipzig (in Dortmund) have serious tasks in front of the chest. “We will have to beat Bochum to stay tabular in the regions where we see ourselves and in whom we want to stay,” explains the 39-year-old and sharpened the senses of his, “it is now in the crucial phase, There is every game important. You just have to be a light awake now and can not make anything light up with this table constellation. “

So full concentration is the bid against the VfL, of course not in full occupation. In addition to the diseased Stefan Posch (COVID-19) threatens to break away another limb of the defensive chain in the rearmost line with Benjamin Hübner. The captain, who had still sat on the bench after surviving Corona infection in Berlin, is now plagued by back problems. “We have to look at, if that’s enough for the weekend,” says Hoeneß, which is basically more options available again. So Ihlas Bebou, Pavel Kaderabek and Florian Grillitsch (all to Corona) are also on their possible return as Sebastian Rudy and Harvard Nordtveit to muscular blessures and Chris Richards after his ankle violation. “They are in different physical states. But everyone has made a good impression, whether it is enough for the starting elf, you have to wait, we have two units,” says Hoeneß on Thursday.

“We are hot and hungry” – in the special jersey at Africa game day

With which staff always, the TSG now wants to know it now and pack the chance of the fourth European participation in the chop. “It’s going to be in the very decisive weeks, but we got in position, that was the stage destination, we have already reached that,” says Hoeneß, “but that does not help us in the end, if we stop now, we will stop certainly not, we are hot and hungry. ” How hot, will show in forecast snowfall in the Kraichgau on Saturday. The TSG has proclaimed the TSG to the Africa matchday to generate money and attention with a jersey special edition for the problems on that continent, which are tightened by the Ukraine war.

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