Benjamin Hübner: "Made a good start" - #bergtour
Hello, Benni. How do you celebrate your birthday when it falls on the first day of the pre-season training camp?
Benjamin Hübner: That was a bit difficult today. Normally I would have slept in but my alarm went off at 5:45 CEST this morning. I spent a lot of time on the team bus. There was still no time to celebrate. I’ll wait and see what happens this evening. I need to enquire what happens and is done at TSG. Perhaps I need to at least buy a round but definitely not more because we’re back out on the training pitch on Tuesday morning.
What are your first impressions here in Garmisch?
Hübner: I can’t comment a great deal yet because we’ve only been here for a couple of hours. But the food at lunch and dinner was very good, the pitch is in excellent condition and it’s great that we can reach it by a 15-minute bike ride.
Who are you sharing a room with?
Hübner: Kevin Vogt and that’s going well. We’re still sussing each other out a bit and finding out who is in charge (laughs).
You’ve been with the team for two days. How are you fitting in?
Hübner: It’s already going really well. Both myself and the other newcomers have been made to feel welcome. The lads are open and communicative. I’ve made a good start to my time at TSG.
You’ll wear the number 21. Was this your dream choice?
Hübner: I’ve always previously worn the number 5, but Fabian Schär has already taken that. Therefore I had to pick a new number. 21 doesn’t have any particular significance. I’ve never previously worn it, not even in youth teams.
What aims do you have for your first week in pre-season training?
Hübner: I want to gather momentum, integrate further into the group and learn how everything works here. I think that we’ll make our first important steps forward as a team. It’s positive that there’ll be real competition in my position for the upcoming weeks. You only achieve your best when you’re pushed and challenged.