Germany: Bundesliga
FT
1 - 1
(0 - 1)
Hoffenheim
RB Leipzig
A. Kramarić (90)
B. Šeško (38), X. Simons (72)
By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Kramaric to TSG fans: "We don't want to fight."

In his post-match interview with German broadcaster DAZN last night, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim striker Andrej Kramaric attempted to mend fences with the club's fans.

Croatian attacker Andrej Kramaric found himself highly frustrated with his club's supporters last Friday night after his two goals were not enough to help TSG 1899 Hoffenheim avoid defeat against relegation-threatened VfL Bochum. When the time came to visit the Hoffenheimer "FanKurve", the 32-year-old wasn't appreciate of the jeers his squad received. Later, while conducting a post-match interview with German broadcaster DAZN, Kramaric remarked that "99 percent of the fans know nothing about football". 

Some seven days later, Kramaric sought to reconcile with the club supporters. Hoffenheim were able to battle back against RB Leipzig last night and take a point off of Marco Rose's Champions' League side. Kramaric netted the late equalizer, in the process reaching a significant milestone. Kramaric's 11th career league goal in injury time draws him level with former Werder Bremen and FC Bayern München great Claudio Pizarro. Only Robert Lewandowski (18) has scored more goals after the 90th minute. 

Kramaric was in a much better mood last night.

"I could have scored three goals today," Kramaric told his DAZN interviewer whilst reflecting on the many chances he had during the match, "I think one point is very important for us. We have to go full throttle [against Darmstadt] next week in order to qualify for Europe. We can't just show this [kind of performance] on two of 34 match-days. We've often played well [this year] only to go in the opposite direction seven days later." 

Kramaric also credited the fans for the draw. 

"We felt their presence," Kramaric said, "That was some great support from the fans today. I honestly enjoyed it very much in many moments. That's what we players want, not like a fight in Bochum."
 

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