Rosen: "We want to spark new energy"

The 2021/22 season is over and the next one will soon begin with André Breitenreiter taking over as the TSG Hoffenheim head coach from Sebastian Hoeness. In the feature interview in TSG magazine SPIELFELD, to be published on Friday 3 June, sporting director Alexander Rosen spoke about his expectations of the coach and team in the new season and personnel changes.

At TSG Hoffenheim, planning for the new season is in full swing. "After the disappointments of the past few weeks, it is now a case of looking forward again. We want to spark new energy with a view to next season," said Alexander Rosen. The club have already taken an important decision by replacing Sebastian Hoeness with André Breitenreiter in the dugout. In the June edition of the TSG magazine SPIELFELD, the 43-year-old director of football spoke about the planned changes to the squad: "Strengthening the defence is a matter of squad analysis. I'm expecting a higher level in that area, we need an upgrade." But this will not be done by taking a financial risk. "For us, going 'all-in' has never been an option. A look at the recent past demonstrates what happens to clubs that left the path of economic reason and then had to deal with the consequences because the risk was simply too great." The task for the summer break is clearly outlined: "We need to be quick – and we need to find clever solutions. That's our job."

Also in the June edition, André Breitenreiter is introduced in an in-depth profile and the departing Hoffenheim player Florian Grillitsch reflects on his five years in a farewell interview, saying: "TSG have shaped me." Another highlight of the 112-page magazine is the story of Marianne Salzmann from Leipzig. The 80-year-old is a TSG fan and attended a Hoffenheim home game for the first time this season – where she was met by her favourite player Andrej Kramarić. And Nicola Billa, Germany's Women's Footballer of the Year for 2021, answers questions in the "No comment" column – without uttering a single word.

SPIELFELD is the TSG 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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