A second division has never caught up five games before the end of the season since the three-point regulation was introduced in 1995/96. And the 3: 2 in Rostock was something like the compressed summary of the entire season: they went to the ground, lay 0: 1 behind, but persisted to stay. With this mentality, you are not without chance in the relegation against Hertha BSC now up.
Nobody expected us anymore.
“The game in Rostock,” says Robert Glatzel, with the 1-1, his 22nd goal of the season, decisively involved in the turn, “was symptomatic for our season. We always fell, but got up again. More with us. ” This was especially true after the 0: 1 in Kiel on matchday 29, but also after the first 45 minutes on Sunday. “There wasn’t much,” admits Glatzel.
HSV as so often – and yet different
Specifically, a lot looked like in the past in which Hamburg failed in the decisive moments. There was a lot of possession of the ball, but little ideas and pace. The current contingent on the Baltic Sea also demonstrated the decisive difference to HSV cadres of the past: it did not result, but cut back.
“We never give up, no matter what comes,” says Sebastian Schonlau, “that has been characterized by the entire season.” And he attributes that to his trainer. “He says this from day one,” praises captain Tim Walter. His future was put on the test in parts of the Supervisory Board, but not with board member Jonas Boldt. It is already clear: Both can go into the season analysis calmly. Because it was possible to create a spirit of optimism. In the city and in the squad.
players have “a certain aura”
With this it is now going to Berlin. The HSV not only completed a historical catch-up hunting this season, it also scored eight points with a five-last minute goal and shot in Rostock. Walter therefore thinks: “The boys are terrific.” And they are ideal for his required. “You now have a certain aura,” enthuses the 46-year-old, “you are brave, never stop. Rostock was symbolic for the new HSV.” One that he has decisively shaped with his will training. And one who is not yet finished.
“Now we want to reward ourselves even more in the two bonus games.” Schonlau adds: “Relegation is like cup. And we did it very well.” In that competition, the HSV has penetrated to the semi -finals, only the SC Freiburg blocked the exit to Berlin. It has now been taken through detours and Glatzel announces: “The Bundesliga club naturally has the higher individual quality, but now we also want to rise.”