Dietmar Hopp starts his TSG Hoffenheim: unacceptable, embarrassing

Mäzen Dietmar Hopp took harsh criticism of the club’s Bundesliga team at the general meeting of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

“The 0-0 against Fürth, that was unexcused. The last three games were unacceptable, the 1: 5 in Mönchengladbach even embarrassed,” said the 82-year-old at the event in the Sinsheim stadium.

The missed European League participation would cost the association about 20 million euros, the missed leap into the Champions League “still much, much more”.

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The Kraichgauer had played a European Cup place with nine games at the end of the season at the end of the season. Coach Sebastian Hoeneß had to go this week after two years.

“Consequences” and “New Offensive” at 1899 Hoffenheim

“I think there is no doubt that we had to draw consequences on the coaching position and beyond,” said Hopp. He is a majority owner of Hoffenheimer Fußball-Spielbetriebs GmbH.

The SAP co-founder and billionaire had formulated his claim at the general meeting last October that Hoffenheim should “permanently” take place or better.

“I remain that we have the potential to be one of the six best teams in the league,” said Hopp. He announced a new offensive when searching for talent, since the young teams also weaken.

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