Question time with Sebastian Rudy

1899 Hoffenheim is able to announce its third new signing of the 2010/2011 season: Sebastian Rudy! He has joined us from Stuttgart, and caught up with him after he signed his contract...

Sebastian, you've completed your medical and signed the contract. What are your first impressions of the training facilities here in Zuzenhausen?
I am incredibly impressed with the training complex here in Zuzenhausen. Everything is ultra modern and in top condition. I think I will certainly adapt quickly to the surroundings.

After quite a protracted transfer everything seems to be moving at lightning speed. Are you pleased to be able to just concentrate on football now that it is all sorted?
Yes, I am pleased that it is all done and dusted. It's difficult to just block out all of the speculation; it's always at the back of your mind. I am looking forward to the next few months where I will solely be concentrating on my football.

Stuttgart used you largely as a wide man, but Ralf Rangnick thinks that you'll be better suited in the centre of midfield. Which position do you prefer?
With my strengths I feel I am better suited to a central role. But I am play across the whole midfield, and am happy to play in any position the manager deems fit.

You've been handed the number 6 for 1899 Hoffenheim this season. Does this number have any particular significance for you?
No. It is simply a classic midfielder's number and was one of the few that remained free at Hoffenheim.

When can we expect to see you on the training pitches with your new team mates?
I met my new team mates for the first time today (Tuesday) and will train with them from now on.

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