Hoffenheim score 20 in a game – what can English teams learn from them?

1899 Hoffenheim scored 20 goals past lower league opposition SC Reilingen in a friendly on Tuesday.

Now that’s probably not better than what Australia did a few years ago but it does have a lesson in it somewhere?


Is it:

Pick your preseason opponents really carefully to boost your team’s confidence (Arsenal)?
Rotate for maximum effect (Liverpool)?
Have a rich owner (Chelsea)?

Probably all 3. All they need to do now is to actually win something – no pressure, eh? Somehow I don’t think Klinsmann is going to get worried just yet.

Also see: Raphael Honingstein (Guardian) on Bundesliga (some of it on Hoffenheim).