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No motivation problems at Hoffenheim

Keine Motivationsprobleme bei HoffenheimCoach Pezzaiuoli has no motivation problems © SID-IMAGES/AFP/DANIEL ROLAND

Even though 1899 Hoffenheim three matchdays before the end of the season is in the no-man's-land of the table, coach Marco Pezzaiuoli has identified no setting deficits in his team.

Sinsheim (SID) - Although themselves Federal League team 1899 Hoffenheim three days before season's end is in the no-man's-land of the table, the outgoing coach Marco Pezzaiuoli before the Baden-Wurttemberg Derby has identified no setting deficits on Saturday against the abstiegsbedrohten VfB Stuttgart (3: 30 pm / sky) in his team.

"There is no motivation." Ask the teams that are the bottom times. There is about livelihoods and one must reduce staff. "Therefore we are glad that we are in this no-man's-land," said the coach, who will be replaced by Holger Stanislawski the play: "We have some players in our ranks, coming from Stuttgart and are certainly highly motivated because they all were not regular." "It is the game of the year for the fans."

With regard to the planning for the coming season Pezzaiuoli, which must give against Stuttgart, still on the injured Chinedu League, Tobias Weis, Boris Vukcevic, Sejad Salihovic and probably also on the battered Josip Simunic was with a Council his successor on the way: "The squad must not with 30 man bloated, but high reinforced." "The team needs only top reinforcements."

A major theme in the Hoffenheimern where the last missing Andreas Ibertsberger, Marvin Compper and Matthias Jaissle have returned to training, the possible departure of Captain Beck is still. "He identified himself with the Club." Pezzaiuoli said "I think that it would be important for Hoffenheim", of the international, who is courted by the Italian champion Juventus Turin.

In the Kraichgau will remain probably the Icelandic offensive player Gylfi Sigurdsson and the Ghanaians Isaac Vorsah. "I have still a contract for three years." I think that I'm staying. This season I've played not enough. "I would like to have more time," said Sigurdsson, who had contact with Stanislavski by SMS. Provided for denied contact with their League rivals Schalke 04: "From an offer I don't know." I have also a long contract. "So I think that I'm staying."