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Michael Rechner has been working for TSG Hoffenheim for almost 13 years. After initially being hired as a goalkeeping coach for the youth team, the Mosbach native has been working with the first team since 2015. Rechner is one of the most innovative and renowned goalkeeping coaches in Europe. The 41-year-old reveals some private details in SPIELFELD – all without saying a word.


What is the most important attribute for a goalkeeper?


And what else do goalkeepers have to master?


What was the biggest change in the game for goalkeepers?


Oliver Baumann's penalty saving rate has improved considerably. What's the secret behind his success?


There are lots of other items you use in training. What is the craziest one?


We imagine that is pretty strange. Can you tell us how you feel when you're wearing them?


You also use a lot of training aids off the pitch. What is the most important one?


In your playing career, you played for Hamburger SV and Waldhof Mannheim, among others. What was your biggest strength?


You played for 10 years and have been a coach for 13 years. What do your hands look like after 23 years as a goalkeeper?


How proud are you that Oliver Baumann was called up to the national team this season?

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