"Penne's experience and character make him a very important part of our goalkeeping team. He knows his role very well, is aware of its importance and carries it out with a high degree of loyalty, commitment and dedication. It is precisely due to this attitude and the fact he's such a team player that he enjoys a high level of recognition at TSG – both among the playing staff and throughout the club," said sporting director Alexander Rosen, who continued: "A functioning squad with an intact team spirit is not only based on the performance of the players on the weekend, but also on the conduct and contribution of all team members in their respective situations. Penne has accepted his role with us from day one and has always been there when he was needed in competitive action."
Pentke moved to the Kraichgau club from second-tier Jahn Regensburg in the summer of 2019 and has since made appearances for TSG in the Europa League (one), Bundesliga (eight) and DFB-Pokal (three). Beforehand, the 1.92m-tall shot-stopper played for Dynamo Dresden, 1860 Munich, FC Augsburg, Energie Cottbus and Chemnitzer FC.
"The success of the team comes first for him, which is not always a matter of course for keepers, especially when it comes to competing for one place between the posts. But Penne supports his colleagues unconditionally and challenges them on a daily basis in training. He is an important point of contact for our young goalkeepers due to his experience as well as his open and positive manner," remarked Michael Rechner, the TSG goalkeeping coach.
Pentke is part of the Hoffenheim Bundesliga squad's goalkeeping team along with Oliver Baumann (31) and the German duo of Luca Philipp (21) and Nahuel Noll (18).