"You have to cope with difficult situations too"

Robert Skov has been playing for TSG Hoffenheim for almost a year. The Dane came to the Kraichgau from Copenhagen in July 2019 and has since established himself in the Bundesliga. Four games before the end of his first season in Germany, the left-footer has helped TSG to seventh place in the table. "Anything is still possible for us. But we know that, above all, we have to be more efficient in front of goal. Otherwise we won't get enough points to qualify for Europe. We are thinking from game to game and at the end of the season, we will see what happens," said the Scandinavian in his big interview with SPIELFELD, the TSG Hoffenheim club magazine, which will be out on Friday (12 June).

After the two-month break due to Coronavirus, Bundesliga games are currently being played without crowds. An unusual situation – for Skov too: "Of course it was different – we miss our fans a lot. I hope that we will be able to play in front of the fans again next season, but of course the important thing is that the games actually take place. Unfortunately, we can't do it any other way at the moment."

Before the games got going again, the players had to spend a week in quarantine and lived together in a hotel. For the Dane, that was not a problem after spending a long time alone in his flat. "For other players with families, I'm sure it wasn't so great having to be away for a week, but that is now part of our job at the moment. In life, you have to cope with difficult situations too."

At TSG Hoffenheim, Skov, who is an offensive player by trade, has spent most of the season playing in the left-back position. It was a big change for the 24-year-old. "It was a massive difference. I have never played in that position before in my life, at any club – not even in the youth team. But when the coach says that I am to play there, then that's what I do. It was interesting to play as a left-back too. As I previously played mainly as a right-winger myself, I often had an idea of what my opponent was planning to do. Now, conversely, it helps me as an attacker that I have a better idea of what my opponents are thinking, as I have played as a defender myself."

SPIELFELD is the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim club magazine. Brimming with important content about TSG and the region, SPIELFELD is published 11 times per year. You can pick up your copy free of charge in the Fan Shop – or have it delivered to your home. The shipping cost is only €18.99.

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