Benjamin Hübner has become a mainstay at the back for a Hoffenheim side still unbeaten after 16 matches. - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA / Alexandert Scheuber
Benjamin Hübner has become a mainstay at the back for a Hoffenheim side still unbeaten after 16 matches. - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA / Alexandert Scheuber
Bundesliga

Hoffenheim's Benjamin Hübner: 'Nobody expected to be unbeaten after 16 matches'

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim defender Benjamin Hübner says his team's 16-match unbeaten start to the season has surprised everyone at the club.

bundesliga.com caught up with the TSG defender to discuss the his debut half-season in Sinsheim and Hoffenheim's goals for the second half of the campaign...

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bundesliga.com: You've been with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim since the summer. How do you think the first half of the season went?

Benjamin Hübner: Whenever you move to a new club in order to take the next step in your career, there are certain things to get used to. A few routines that change, a new coach with a new philosophy. I'm also the type of person who needs to feel comfortable, and for that reason I probably need a bit more time to settle. At the beginning it wasn't that easy, but it got better. The transfer paid off.

Watch: Hoffenheim made it 16 games unbeaten in the Matchday 16 draw with Bremen:

bundesliga.com: You didn't play at all in the first five matches of the season, only to make your debut - ironically - against your old club FC Ingolstadt 04. How motivated were you for that match? Was it important for you?

Hübner: It was very important for me. I only found out a little before kick-off that I was going to play, which was perhaps not such a bad thing. Of course it's always a big motivation to play against your old teammates, but I would have been very motivated to play against any other team too.

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