Munich (AP) - The voice of Sargis Adamyan had suffered badly. "I think that's a bit of a jubilation," rasped the Armenian, who catapulted himself into the limelight of the Bundesliga with his two goals at the Hoffenheim 2: 1 coup in Munich.
At the start of the debut for the TSG scored the 26-year-old attacker his first Bundesliga goals - and against the big FC Bayern with the great Manuel Neuer in goal. It was a fairy tale for someone who kicked TSV Steinbach in the Regionalliga Südwest just over two years ago. "I can not quite grasp that myself," said the new Bayern shock: "It feels outstanding."
For the Armenian international, who moved in the summer for 1.5 million euros from second division Jahn Regensburg to Hoffenheim, it was the best moment of the career. The double against Bayern even topped the hat-trick, which he scored for Regensburg last season in a 5-0 against Hamburger SV. "I think this is a bit bigger," said the 26-year-old: "A big dream!"
At the first goal he shot the ball with the left cheeky through the legs of opponent Jerôme Boateng in the short corner. And he also tunnelled again the 2014 World Champion Boateng in the 2-1 victory goal. Again, the ball shot this time with the right foot - not to hold for Neuer - struck flat in the right corner. The second time leg shot was "not wanted", Hoffenheim's match winner admitted.
Even in the early stages of the game he had a first big chance. But then Boateng stopped him at the last second single-handedly towards Neuer. "I wanted to stay positive after that, I succeeded very well," said Adamyan modestly.
The change from the second to the first league was not easy. He needed time. He's been on the road for three months now. He deserved to play now. It's a dream that things will turn out so well for him, "commented Hoffenheim coach Alfred Schreuder. The criticized coach was again strengthened by sporting director Alexander Rosen back.
Adamyan was born in 1993 in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. As a young boy, he emigrated to Germany with his family. He grew up in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and developed as a youth player for Hansa Rostock. About Steinbach and Regensburg led him the way to the Bundesliga. "I think I'm fine now."
The jersey he did not exchange on Saturday. "I'll take it home," Adamyan said. Since it should receive a place of honor. "Hoffenheim's premier victory in Munich was extremely important," said the scorer, who wrote club history with his double pack. But he could not celebrate his dream day in a big way - for example at the Munich Oktoberfest: "I fly to the national team."
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