Football Bundesliga TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will first replace the incumbent tribal guardian Oliver Baumann with Philipp Pentke. Coach Alfred Schreuder announced this decision on Thursday.
The 34-year-old Pentke will thus receive on Saturday (15:30 clock) against Liga rival Eintracht Frankfurt Preference is given to Michael Esser, who switched to Kraichgauern during the winter break of Zweitligist Hannover 96.
Baumann, a leading player, threatens a downtime of four to six weeks, as Schreuder said. In principle, it is clear and important that he returns safely,”added the coach.