Bayern Munch loanee Chris Richards made a strong first impression with Hoffenheim over the weekend during his team’s 3-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt.
While moving within the Bundesliga might not seem like a big deal, Richards had to ramp up quickly to get used to his new surroundings. According to a story from Mannheimer Morgen, Richards was receiving instruction right up until the ball was tapped off to start the game:
On Sunday, (Andrej Kramaric) grabbed his teammate Chris Richards before kick-off and instructed the newcomer before his first Bundesliga game for the Kraichgauer. With many gestures, Kramaric drew running and pass paths in the February air.
After the game, Richards, an Alabama native, expressed his comfort level with Hoffenheim, which is a terrific sign of things to come in Sinsheim.