German international Tim Wiese has returned from his holiday and joined Hoffenheim in their training camp in Feldkirchen. The former Bremen player told kicker upon his arrival that his goal is”to play in the Champions League with Hoffenheim somewhere down the line”.
Wiese has already noticed a difference between his new club and Bremen. Back in his Bremen days ”everybody was going forward at a break neck speed”, Wiese said. Hoffenheim on the other hand are a more stable defense outfit according to the 6 time German international.
Hoffenheim’s fans had protested Wiese’s move to the club, in support of their former keeper Tom Starke(now at Bayern). The former Kaiserslautern and Bremen player isn’t worried about his critics in the slightest, stating that ”you have to prove yourself wherever you go.”
Controversy always seems to follow Wiese but one thing is sure, it never falls short of entertainment. Stay tuned.
Kuba extends contract
Dormtund’s 26-year-old midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski has extended his contract until the end of the 2015/16 season.
The Polish International has played 141 Bundesliga matches for Borussia Dortmund, scoring 14 goals and creating 28 assists since he joined the team in 2007.
The right-winger told kicker that he is happy to stay at Dortmund, despite interest from a few Premier League sides. Kuba’s primary goal for the next season is ”to do better in the Champions League”.
Kuba told kicker that he has been happy about Dortmund’s achievements so far, despite their short comings in the Champions League:
There aren’t many club with so many spectators who have managed to achieve what we have done in the last couple of years.
Dortmund have extended the contracts of most of their key players. The last missing piece in the puzzle is the contract extension of Robert Lewandowski. Last season’s most prolific BVB goal scorer has been linked to a number of club’s over the summer. His contract expires at the end of the 2013/14 season.
Dutt rumoured to succeed Sammer
Kicker writes today that Robin Dutt is likely to make the running for Matthias Sammer’s old job as the DFB sporting director. Other candidates that have been mentioned by the media so far are Oliver Kahn and Stefan Kuntz. Kahn has already stated that he is not interested in joining the DFB.
Robin Dutt was Bayer Leverkusen’s coach until the 1st of April in 2012. Before his somewhat misfortunate stint coaching Die Werkself Dutt was in charge of SC Freiburg from 2007 until 2011.
Florian Kringe joins FC St. Pauli
Former Borussia Dortmund player Florian Kringe has signed a one year deal at St. Pauli. The versatile midfielder and defender joins the club on a free transfer. Kringe has scored 18 goals in 192 times in the Bundesliga, in addition to his 7 goals during his one season long stint in the 2. Bundesliga(33 matches). The Siegen native has won the German championship three times, and the DFB Pokal once, with Borussia Dortmund.
The former Dortmund player says that he is delighted to join The Buccaneers of the League:
I’m very happy that everything has worked out. I enjoy being part of this team. This team has character. It was important for me to once again be able to enjoy playing football.
Kringe’s new coach André Schubert is glad to have Kringe onboard:
Florian is just what this team needed. He is very confident on the ball and very versatile. He manage to fit in with the group socially as well in addition to that. He is reserved and very humble.
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