Bayern Munich loaned player Chris Richards made a strong impression with Hoffenheim, but his influence is still felt on Säbener Straße
Bayern Munch player Chris Richards made a good impression with Hoffenheim this weekend in his side’s 3-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt.
While moving to the Bundesliga might not seem like a big deal, Richards had to speed up quickly to get used to his new surroundings. From a story of Mannheimer MorgenRichards was given instructions until the ball was kicked to start the game:
On Sunday, (Andrej Kramaric) grabbed teammate Chris Richards before kick-off and instructed the newcomer ahead of his first Bundesliga game for Kraichgauer. With many gestures, Kramaric made racing and pass paths in the February air.
After the game, Alabama native Richards expressed his comfort level with Hoffenheim, which is a great sign of things to come at Sinsheim.
Hoffenheim Sebastian Hoeneß was also pleased with Richards’ efforts.
“I was satisfied, he played well,” said Hoeneß. “He’s a defender who can defend hard against a man. As an open type, he’s ready to learn and he’s ambitious.
Ricardo Pepi, Dante Sealy, Brandon Servania, Justin Che, Edwin Cerrillo and Thomas Roberts all traveled from FC Dallas to audition for Bayern Munich.
The trip has already been very successful for two of the young people. Che signed a contract with Bayern Munich, while Servania – another Alabama native – will travel to SKN St. Polten on a loan assignment. If SKN St. Polten sounds familiar to you, it’s because another American prospect from Bayern Munich, Taylor Booth, is also. moved there on a loan deal.
Obviously, Richards’ impact was felt and Roberts was quick to recognize it.
“It’s really inspiring to see what he’s done,” Roberts told FCBayern.com. “It shows: it is possible.”