It has been less than one month since the time Chris Richards joined Hoffenheim on loan but the 20-year-old thinks that his club might be the club that can win the Europa League.
on February 1st on a loan fromBayern Munich
is confident enough after
the 4-0 victory over
to claim that Hoffenheim can be the first Bundesliga club
"to win the Europa League".
He talked about the club's current strength and said:
"The win against Bremen gives us lots of confidence ahead of Molde.
"We all have high hopes. We also have the strength to beat any team. I think it's possible that we can perhaps be the first team from the Bundesliga to win the Europa League."
, Hoffenheim trainer, who knows Richards since when the 20-year-old was being trained for Bayern, commented upon Richard's sayings and referred to it as an
"An interesting statement. I think it's basically positive, but for us it's mainly a manner of reaching the next round. On the one hand, we need a certain humility. The optimism from Chris nevertheless makes for a good mix."
Richards has made two League appearances for Hoffenheim in first of which he appeared strong against
which resulted in a 3-1 win.