The story of Hoffenheim – a tiny village team of just 3,000 inhabitants- is a hugely remarkable and inspirational one. Now a couple of games into the second half of the season they still sit on top of Germany’s top division and, according to Andreas Beck, they still have a gear to shift into.
“We have a lot of potential that we haven’t exploited yet,” Beck said in a recent interview with bundesliga.de. Ã‚Â
“You could see that we’re not on top of our game yet, and still we can get a result in such games,” he added referring to last weekend’s 1-1 draw in Moenchengladbach.
“We know what we’re capable of and want to win every game. We wanted to win in MÃƒÂ¶nchengladbach, too, but unfortunately it didn’t work out.”
When asked whether Hoffenheim have readjusted their targets considering that it is now almost mathematically impossible for them to get relegated.
“There are no concrete targets,” he insisted. “Staying up was the target at the beginning of the season, and we’ll gladly take everything else we can get.
The interviewer congratulated the 21-year-old all-action full-back for just having received his first call-up to the German national team.
“Thanks, first of all,” he responded. “I’m really looking forward to the next few days. It’s a dream come true for me. I’m curious if I’m going to play. That would be the icing on the cake.”