Croatia striker Andrej Kramarić has set another record after scoring a hat-trick in Hoffenheim’s away win over Cologne (3: 2) on the opening of the new Bundesliga season.
Kramarić broke the record on Saturday for the most consecutive goals in a row in the Bundesliga first and second division.
Taking into account the end of last season, Kramarić has scored 10 goals in the last four official matches for Hoffenheim, three league matches, and the German Cup match. He has scored Hoffenheim’s last nine goals in the last three matches to set the new record.
The record was held previously by Mario Gomez who scored seven goals in a row for Wolfsburg.
“I saw that information after the game and I have to admit it sounds nice! It all happened fast, I had no idea that I broke the record, but of course, I’m happy for the hat-trick. I just hope that I will stay healthy, so there will be another opportunity for some new records,” Kramarić told HNS.
Kramaric is accustomed to setting records. In the last round of last season, the Croatian became the first player in the history of Hoffenheim to score four goals in one Bundesliga match and the first player to score four goals against Borussia Dortmund at their home ground. Only three players before him managed to score a hat-trick at Dortmund – Fritz Walter (1990/91), Erhard Hofeditz (1977/78), and the legendary Gerd Müller (1969)/70).
“Yes, I criticised my teammates a bit after the game… In the first half we played very well, and in the second half – the complete opposite. Cologne squeezed us, we practically couldn’t cross the centre. We have to play much better, because… If we play against Bayern as in the second half of the game with Cologne, we better not play, we will just be embarrassed. We will have to be at 200 percent against the Bavarians in order to dream of winning points at all. ”
Kramarić has played 152 games for Hoffenheim, scoring 75 goals and making 30 assists.
“It would be even better if I played in a club that is more dominant attacking but I have to be very happy with these numbers as well.”