Ochs: “I'm dying to play”
Patrick, you saw your teammates in action for the first time on Saturday. What went through your mind as you watched your former club Eintracht Frankfurt win 4-0?
I was naturally disappointed about the defeat, especially against my old club. But I know the quality of the team. Our current place in the table is only temporary.
You've already had your first training session. What's your impression on the squad's condition following their poor start to the season?
On Sunday, quite a few players were dejected but since then most of them have turned a corner. We're working hard in training, even when the number of players is reduced due to international call-ups. You can see that the lads want to do better against Freiburg.
Is it your job to take over the responsibility?
Even in difficult situations you need experienced players, something which TSG has plenty of. I just try to do my job in training, work hard and make a good impression.
What were the reasons behind you joining TSG?
I wasn't happy with my situation at Wolfsburg. My last Bundesliga game was over a month ago. I'm dying to play again and I see my best chance of achieving that at TSG. We have a good team, even if we can't show that on the pitch at the moment. We will get out of this poor run.
You can play both defensively and offensively on the right-hand side. Which suits you best?
I am happy with both positions. I try to make forward runs as a right-back but when things aren't going your way, you have to make sure you are defensively strong. It is for that reason that I was signed.
Your contract runs until the end of the season. What goals have you set yourself?
I want to play. I want to show what I can do and help the team play successful football again. Nothing more, nothing less.