Run continued – records broken
TSG have found the back of the net 52 times this season. In the club's 23 league games, 100 goals have been scored – the highest in the league. The 6-2 win against Wolfsburg fits that pattern. The demolition of Dieter Hecking's side means that Hoffenheim have now won their last three home games: 3-0 against Hamburger SV, 4-1 against VfB Stuttgart and 6-2 against VfL Wolfsburg. This form has seen nine points collected, 13 goals scored and only three conceded. The last time the club went on a run like this was four and a half years ago in the 2009/10 season – the club celebrated three consecutive home wins on matchday five, seven and ten.
If the draws in Freiburg (1-1) and Mönchengladbach (2-2) are also considered, then Hoffenheim's undefeated run now stands at five league games. The last time this happened was also some time ago. Between matchday 27 and 31 of the 2011/12 season, TSG went five games unbeaten (one win, four draws).
Words of praise and warning
Hoffenheim find themselves in good form. The team's attack is not only creating chances but is taking them too. And defensively speaking, the club have stabilised. The balance is right. Markus Gisdol praised his players after the game: “In the first half we played a near perfect pressing game, which forced Wolfsburg to lose the ball again and again. It's a pleasure to see the panache we've developed in our game. We performed really well today.“
But Gisdol also had some words of warning afterwards: “We won't get handed anything in the next few games.” Kevin Volland agrees with his manager: “In this league, everything is possible, so it's important we seize on this momentum and continue to focus on playing our game.”
The games ahead speak for themselves. On March 8th at 15:30 CET, Hoffenheim will play Schalke, before they host Mainz on Saturday, March 15th (also 15:30 CET) in the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar Arena, and finally travel to Leverkusen on Sunday, March 23rd (17:30 CET). Beck & Co. will face fourth, sixth and third in a tough set of fixtures for Markus Gisdol's men.