Second division final in Rostock: HSV expects no gifts | – Sport

Status: 13/05/2022 16:10

The second division club Hamburger SV would like to crown its furious race to catch up and at least secure the relegation spot with Hansa Rostock on the last day of the match. HSV coach Tim Walter expects fierce opposition from the hosts.

by Ines Bellinger

It hangs on HSV like a curse: Since relegation from the Bundesliga, the “Red Pants” have always been number four in the second division final. No one among Hamburg fans likes to think it could be like this again. A few weeks ago, no one believed that more was possible.

On the 34th match day, coach Walter’s team wants to add the finishing touch with another three-pointer on their final sprint with four wins in a row. A victory on Sunday at Hansa Rostock (15.30, in the NDR Live Center with full audio report) would ensure participation in the relegation, because the pursuer from Darmstadt, who is just on points, has the goal difference, which is nine goals worse. If Werder Bremen simultaneously lost against Regensburg, HSV could even jump to second place and go straight up.

Walter expects “no red carpet” in Rostock

Anything 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 can not influence everything else anyway and that is currently outside my area of ​​interest,” the coach said on Friday.

I have decided to play Santa this year. So I’m trying to keep it growing. “
Tim Walter was asked if he would sacrifice his beard if he was promoted

The task in the sold-out Ostseestadion will be difficult enough. HSV is a favorite. but the northern rivals, already confident of relegation, have been saying for days that they are not willing to give up the game. Walter “does not expect a red carpet either, or that we get something for free. We throw everything in and will stand up to the task. You become a coach and work in sports for that excitement.”

relegation? “Laying egg”

Walter was still covered, which was the last strong fin Anssi Suhonen (broken fibula) will replace him. The coach also did not want to go into a possible relegation opponent (VfB Stuttgart or Hertha BSC). “We can not buy anything for uncooked eggs,” he said. “I’m only interested in the game in Rostock, that’s the only thing we can influence ourselves.” The relegation would be played on May 19 and 23. Kick-off would be at 8.30pm every day. Second division challenger has home rights in second play.

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“Klette” Lieberknecht hopes for something extraordinary

When Werder does the homework, the thriller takes place about the relegation zone between HSV and Darmstadt, which has the same number of points and receives SC Paderborn. “Lilien” coach 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 burger,” he said. He hopes for “extraordinary things”.

Hansa coach Haertel: “Almost like a cup match

So also to the Rostocks. Hansa coach Jens Härtel is full of respect for HSV’s race to catch up: “A lot is possible for Hamburg, more than in recent years. It is a big boost in motivation,” he said. But the Rostocks do not like to stand tall in their own house. “We want to make our fans happy, that’s the priority,” Härtel said. “It’s nice that there’s excitement in the game, that’s what you want. It’s almost like a cup match.”

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Injured Becker celebrated in Schalke

Despite a few failures, the Mecklenburgs can practically tackle the game with the best players. Only the injured Timo Becker is missing from the last couple of successful weeks. Hansa would like to pick up the defender, who was loaned out by Schalke 04 during the winter break. “But the increase and his performance have not increased our chances,” Hartel lamented.

The 25-year-old Becker had been fighting for a permanent place in the Hanseatic defense immediately – and recently he made headlines because, after being replaced in Ingolstadt last weekend due to an injury, he flew to Gelsenkirchen to join The “button” for promotion to the Bundesliga celebrates. “He is a young man from Schalke, grew up there and is under contract with Schalke. We could not deny him the promotion there,” said Härtel. However, the Rostocks will already now prevent an HSV party in the Ostseestadion.

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HSV: Heuer Fernandes – Heyer, Vuskovic, Schonlau, Muheim – Meffert – Reis, Kinsombi – Jatta, Glatzel, Kittel

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