Second division final in Rostock: HSV does not expect gifts | – Sport

Status: 15/05/2022 07:58

Second division club Hamburger SV want to crown their furious run to recover and at least secure their place for relegation to Hansa Rostock on the final day of play. HSV manager Tim Walter expects stiff resistance from the hosts.

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He sticks to the HSV like a curse: since relegated from the Bundesliga, the “Red Pants” have always finished fourth in the second division final. No one among the Hamburg fans likes to think it could turn out to be like this again. A few weeks ago, no one believed that more was possible.

On Matchday 34, coach Walter’s team wants to add the icing on the cake with another triple in the final sprint with four straight wins. A win today at Hansa Rostock (15:30, at the NDR Live Center with full audio report) would guarantee participation in the relegation, because the Darmstadt rival, with equal points, has a goal difference of nine goals lower. If Werder Bremen lost to Regensburg at the same time, HSV could even jump to second place and go straight back.

Walter expects “no red carpet” in Rostock

Everything is still possible, but Walter does not want to abuse his team in the season finale with the table constellation. “First of all, we have to do our job on Sunday. We cannot influence everything else anyway and at the moment it is outside my area of ​​interest,” the coach said Friday.

I decided to play Santa this year. So I’m trying to make it grow. “
Tim Walter when asked if he would sacrifice his beard if promoted

The task in the sold-out Ostseestadion will be difficult enough. HSV is a favorite. but the northern rivals, already secured relegation, have been saying for days that they are unwilling to give up the game. Walter also “doesn’t expect a red carpet or that we’ll get something for free. We’ll put it all in and want to be up to the task. You become a coach and work in the sport for that thrill.”

relegation? “Eggs not laid”

Walter was still covered, which was the last strong Finn Anssi Suhonen (broken fibula) will replace him. The coach also did not want to enter a possible opponent relegation. “We can’t buy anything for the undressed eggs,” he said. “I’m only interested in the Rostock game, that’s the only thing we can influence ourselves on.”

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HSV goalkeeper Daniel Heuer Fernandes © Witters

The HSV goalkeeper in an interview on the possible promotion to the Bundesliga, the season finale in Rostock and the enthusiasm of the fans. moreover

Hertha BSC have been in 16th place in the standings since Saturday afternoon. in the Bundesliga. The HSV would then meet the capital’s club, coached by HSV legend Felix Magath. Relegation will be played on 19 and 23 May. Kick-off would be at 8:30 pm every day. The second division contender has the rights at home in the second leg.

“Klette” Lieberknecht is hoping for something extraordinary

When Werder does their homework, the thriller takes place between HSV and Darmstadt, which have the same number of points and receive SC Paderborn. “Lilien” manager Torsten Lieberknecht knows, of course, that he has the worst cards in hand, but: “We are still – perhaps unfortunately for many – up there like a drool,” he said. He hopes for “extraordinary things”.

Hansa coach Härtel: “Almost like a cup game”

So also to the Rostockers. Hansa manager Jens Härtel is full of respect for the HSV race: “A lot is possible for Hamburg, more than in recent years. This is a great motivation boost,” he said. But Rostockers don’t like standing in their own homes. “We want to make our fans happy, this is the priority,” said Härtel. “It’s nice that there is excitement in the game, that’s what you want. It’s almost like a cup game.”

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Moritz Heyer of the HSV retires against Hansa Rostock.  © Witter

“We will not give anything away and we will put everything into it,” promises the Hansa Haertel manager before Sunday’s thrilling second division season finale. moreover

Becker injured celebrated at Schalke

Despite some failures, Mecklenburg can practically face the match with the best players. Only the injured Timo Becker is missing from the successful eleven of the past weeks. Hansa would like to sign the defender, on loan from Schalke 04 during the winter break. “But his promotion and performance didn’t increase our chances,” Hartel regretted.

25-year-old Becker had been fighting for a steady post in the Hanseatic defense right away – and recently made headlines because after being replaced in Ingolstadt last weekend due to injury, he flew to Gelsenkirchen to join “Knappen” for promotion. in the Bundesliga celebrates. “He is a young Schalke player, he grew up there and is under contract with Schalke. We could not deny him promotion there,” said Härtel. However, the Rostockers already want to prevent a HSV party at Ostseestadion.

Possible formations

Handle: Kolke – Riedel, Malone, Roßbach, Neidhart – Fröde, Rhein – Duljevic, Ingelsson, Sikan – Verhoek
HSV: Heuer Fernandes – Heyer, Vuskovic, Schonlau, Muheim – Meffert – Reis, Kinsombi – Jatta, Glatzel, Kittel

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Marco Friedl of Werder Bremen (left) and Robert Glatzel of Hamburg (photomontage).  © IMAGO / Nordphoto / Oliver Ruhnke

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Robert Glatzel of Hamburg celebrates a goal.  © picture alliance / dpa |  Axel Heimken

The attacker reliably delivers where HSV has reliably failed recently. Hamburg’s hopes rest on Robert Glatzel in Rostock on Sunday. moreover

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