ZTwo days before the last game of the season, Sebastian Hones presented a round of ice cream for his fortieth birthday at the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Club Grounds, and made an urgent appeal to his players: “I do not want to see the summer. Kick in Mönchengladbach. We like.

Hoeneß’s wish was not fulfilled. This is the sixth defeat in the last nine games in which they have not won 1: 5 at the Bundesliga. Three days later, the son of former international Dieter Hoeneß and the nephew of Bayern host Uli Hoeneß were fired.

Hoeneß ‘Hoffenheimer had weaknesses

He was highly praised by Hoffenheim’s professional football director Alexander Rosen a few weeks ago (“cool, honest guy, not a braggart, a strong communicator, a complete football expert”), and still has to go after all the compliments.

In the end, the 25th match ranked fourth in the table, which seemed to be in the course of the Champions League, and finally the ninth in the Gray No Man’s Land of the Table. . But this did not please the more ambitious executives in the quiet Kryshkov, who could easily withstand the pressure of the fans than the league’s hotspots. At the same time, at Hoffenheim Stadium, they do not secretly see the table seats reserved for international fit.

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Eventually, the team, which had been delivering reliably for months, formed low-heeled clubs such as Union Berlin or SC Freiburg at the end of this season. Hoeneß ‘Hoffenheimer, on the other hand, suffered when it came to themselves and their blatant security vulnerabilities. The team with the fourth weakest defense of 61 goals, despite having the fifth best game (58 goals) in the league, was unable to score enough goals to make up for their huge deficit. Even the level-headed Hoeneß did not find the key to counteracting the dangerous trend.

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