Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann has defended Stefan Posch after his error in the 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City.
The Bundesliga outfit made the perfect start in the Champions League encounter on Tuesday night, with Ishak Belfodil scoring after just 43 seconds of the contest.
Sergio Ageruo equalised before Posch had his pocket picked by David Silva, who slotted home in the latter stages to give Pep Guardiola’s City a valuable three points.
Nagelsmann has not placed any blame on Posch and feels his side played well despite having first-choice players missing for the encounter against the Premier League champions.
He said: “I have already spoken to Stefan Posch. He played a good game and their goal was not entirely his fault. He’s a young lad and still has things to learn, and he will do that.
“Despite absences, we did well.
“It was extraordinary how we came into the break.
“We moved forward with possession and created good moments up front. To do that against a team like Man City is something we can really build on.”