With 15 starts to his name and over 50 per cent challenges won, the Polish international has further underlined his status as a leader of men in Hoffenheim. Speaking to achtzehn99.de in Johannesburg, the 28-year-old told his club's website about the conditions in the Rainbow Nation, the Hoffenheim's youth prospects and the upcoming friendly against Kaizer Chiefs FC on Friday. Question: Eugen, you and the team have now passed the halfway stage in Johannesburg. How's your body coping with the strain? Eugen Polanski: We’re at a training camp of course which means there’s a significant workload to cope with. Needless to say I've got the odd bump and bruise. But the hard work will bring us all a step forward, of that I’m sure. Question: Yesterday it rained heavily for the first time since you've been here. Does it make training even harder? Polanski: The rain this morning was really extreme. There were quite a few puddles on the pitch, but we just try and get on with our job. Up until now it's mostly been dry and hot actually. We had to torture ourselves in some of the units, but I need to make our green keeper a compliment: Overall the conditions here have been very good.