"It's obviously an honor to play at the center court, playing against David, he is a great player. I know him very well, we're good friends, so it's not easy."
Hoffenheim then grabbed the lead out of the blue with 16 minutes gone when Ermin Bicakcic headed home Dennis Geiger's corner kick to stun Hansi Flick's men.
The 2020 German Supercup final is developing into a vital do-or-die game.
"I am really looking forward to the task and I know what responsibility I have towards the club and its fans. But I am convinced that I can help Schalke and lead the club to where it belongs: namely further up the standings," Baum said during his official presentation.
Led by two-time world champion Xu Jiayu from Zhejiang, the Chinese swimmers bettered the world record by 0.15 seconds. The previous record was held by American swimmers.
The top four of each group will play the second phase between October 16-December 12 in Suzhou.
WARSAW, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Polish Football Association (PZPN) announced Saturday evening that the national team coach Jerzy Brzeczek had tested positive for coronavirus.
The Slovak will face Argentinian qualifier and world No. 131 Nadia Podoroska for a spot in the round of 16.
The recent failure is nursing doubts about the club's strategy to gain sufficient success by signing talents using Dortmund as an intermediate station on their way to one of the continent's leading sides.
Instead, the federation will launch a virtual race, to be announced within the next days.
"I am available. I would be lying if I said Schalke's future leaves me cold," he said.