"We saw a committed team today, who never gave up," he told reporters on Sunday. "The players didn't stop running and we looked capable of scoring in the first half.
"I'm not thinking about the second division at the moment. We have to get used to playing with that kind of fight against a side who aren't Bayern Munich.
"Today's display is a good foundation for the next few weeks."
Hoffenheim are currently second from bottom in the Bundesliga table.