Hübner pens contract extension

With four days to go until their opening Bundesliga match away to Eintracht Frankfurt (Sunday at 15:30 CET), TSG Hoffenheim have tied down another key squad member to a long term deal: fan favourite Benjamin Hübner has prematurely extended his contract by another year until summer 2022.

"Benni is one of the leading players in our team and in the past few years he has been a key performer and a guarantor of our success," said TSG director of football Alexander Rosen of the 30-year-old defender. Hübner joined Hoffenheim from FC Ingolstadt in summer 2016. "He enjoys great recognition from our team, our coaching staff and of course from the fans too," said Rosen, who highlighted Hübner's role as vice-captain. Last season, Hübner endured a long period on the sidelines after sustaining a severe head injury, prompting Rosen to say ahead of the new season that the player's recovery and subsequent return to the squad "felt like a new signing". 

Alfred Schreuder was equally delighted by the contract extension. "Benni is a passionate defender and, as a left-footed player with strong heading and tackling abilities, he's a key part of our defensive line," said the head coach of the 1.93m-tall defensive specialist.

"I feel very happy here. We've achieved a lot together in the past few years, with our participation in the Europa League and the Champions League. The daily work with the team of coaches and officials, the team spirit in our squad, the trust that is shown in me by the TSG management and, last but not least, the support of the fans were all key reasons behind my decision to extend my contract," said Hübner, who was recently the subject of a lucrative offer from England but decided, "consciously and wholeheartedly" as he put it, to stay with TSG. He is now "looking ahead to the challenges that await us with incredible excitement".

The defender has made 62 Bundesliga appearances (five goals) for TSG Hoffenheim, for whom he has also played in the Champions League (three matches) and Europa League (two matches, one goal).

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