In a period of football where endless wealth and expenditures are the salient manifestations of success, TSG Hoffenheim, one of the teams freshly promoted to the Bundesliga this year, represents a contradiction to this supposed theorum. In fact, Hoffenheim’s results have produced more than just a palpable statement within the footballing world because Schindelmeiser’s side is currently enjoying a fairytale start, sitting tied at the top of the Bundesliga table. Perhaps, the key to their auspicious start has been theirสมัคร ufabet มือถือ offensive prowess. Hoffenheim have the highest goal differential and the league’s leading goal scorer, Vedad Ibisevic, who has netted 18 times in the opening 16 league games.
Bayern Munich, unfortunately, defeated Hoffenheim on Friday 2-1, even after Hoffenheim netted the first goal via Ibisevic in the 49th minute. Bayern responded in the 60th and then in extra time to secure three points and a heart-breaking defeat for the newly promoted side. Despite the loss, Hoffenheim proved their legitimacy, perhaps not for the title per se, but at least it conveys that they can compete with the league’s strongest opponents.
Ultimately, though, who knows what exactly will happen concerning Hoffenheim. Will they maintain their blistering form? Can they? Generally, these fairytale beginnings are only transient, at best, and the lack of depth within the squad becomes evident in the upcoming winter months. Wigan, in their first year in the EPL, conformed to this scenario and eventually finished mid-table. But, once again, the future is uncertain for Hoffenheim and if they can keep healthy and proficient in front of the net, then maybe, they can contend for Europe and thus, achieve a remarkable feat in contemporary football.