Team analysis: Julian Nagelsmann’s Hoffenheim

Football tactics and analysis

hoflogoTSG 1899 Hoffenheim has just finished at the 4th place on the ranking table of the Bundesliga, and qualified to the Champions League for the first time in history. They have completed this Bundesliga season without one single defeat in their own stadium. Furthermore they have managed to break a glorious record concerning the first round of this season: being the only unbeaten team in Europe’s top five leagues. It’s even more surprising if we add that last season Hoffenheim finished 15th, and they have the youngest ever coach in the German league: the 29-year-old Julian Nagelsmann. Hoffenheim’s youngster boss has introduced some of his interesting tactical ideas throughout this season, making Hoffenheim play in an entertaining way.

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, founded in 1899 was a quite unknown team playing in regional level until the early 2000s. Then it was owned by Dietmar Hopp, the boss of German business management…

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