Wagner: "A good feeling from the start at TSG"

The fact that it is slightly closer to his hometown Munich, was not what made Sandro Wagner move to TSG. In an interview at Wagner talks about who or what convinced him, and what his expectations are.

Welcome to Hoffenheim. Why did you opt for TSG?

Sandro Wagner: I am really pleased to be here. I have heard many good things about the club, the training ground and the stadium, and I have always wanted to play here. My decision was also obviously influenced by the great conversations I had with head coach Julian Nagelsmann and Alexander Rosen. I have had a great feeling here from the start, it was my absolute dream to move here.

What are your expectations and targets?

Wagner: Firstly, I just want to arrive, get to know everybody, and settle in. Then we will definitely think of some joint targets. I want to be of service to the team and will give everything to bring the team some success. I am looking forward to my time at TSG.

What do you consider to be your strengths?

Wagner: It is always difficult to say yourself what you are particularly good at. But the manager knows very well what he considers to be my strengths. I want to show on the pitch, where my strengths lie, and help the team to win a lot of points.

You also had offers from England. Why did you want to stay in the Bundesliga?

Wagner: There were many reasons for me to stay in the Bundesliga. I have indeed said that England might be an option for me, but that was never set in stone. As a German, if you have the opportunity to play in the Bundesliga, you should definitely not go to the Premier League. We have a great league and great stadiums. I am hugely pleased that it has worked out with Hoffenheim. It is a brilliant thing for me.

Mannheim, Heidelberg, Heilbronn – have you found a new place to live yet?

Wagner: No, I still haven’t got round to house-hunting. I will do that in a couple of days when everything is a bit quieter, and I think I will find something nice here.

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