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TSG Hoffenheim signed midfielder Diadie Samassékou in the summer. The 24-year-old Mali native swapped one Bundesliga for another, having won three Austrian titles with Salzburg. Here he gives SPIELFELD an insight into his previous experiences, successes and fears – all without uttering a word.


You were born and raised in Bamako, the Malian capital. Do you have a special memory from your childhood?


You spent the first 19 years of your life in Mali. What do you like most about your homeland?


You subsequently played and lived in Austria for four years. What's typical for our neighbouring country?


You now speak four languages. Which one was the most difficult to learn?


You were voted Malian Sportsman of the Year in 2017. How did that make you feel?


You helped Mali finish third at the U20 World Cup in 2015. What was your major strength?


You converted the winning penalty against Germany in the quarter-final. Were you nervous?


You're known in Hoffenheim for being a cheerful chap. But can you look really angry too?


You're an uncompromising character on the pitch and you've travelled a lot in your life. Do you have any fears?


What do you think about the racist incidents in the DFB Cup game between Schalke and Hertha?

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