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Babbel reveals Hoffenheim regrets

December 5, 2012
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
Former Hoffenheim head coach Markus Babbel has admitted targeting Europe might have cost him his job.

Babbel was sacked on Monday, a day after a 4-1 defeat to Werder Bremen, Hoffenheim's ninth defeat of the season. In all they have conceded 36 goals in 15 games already this term.

"[The] Europa League is a realistic target," Babbel told 11 Freunde before the season. "It is now important to bond and together believe we can reach that goal. I am certain, our fans will have a reason ...

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