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Short cheers, full concentration: HSV wants to rise

The players and their coach Tim Walter demonstrated how much the fans of the return of Hamburger SV tend to the big football stage on the way back from the Baltic Sea coast.

On Sunday evening, a few pendants were in jerseys and a large diamond flag on a motorway bridge over the A1, waved their scarves and cheered the blue team bus when it went through under the bridge.

After the successful defense of third place due to the laborious 3: 2 at Hansa Rostock, the HSV only has to survive two acts to finally belong to the 18-seater ensemble of the Bundesliga and to offer his audience first division pieces in the Volksparkstadion.

“We deserved the two bonus games,” said Walter about the relegation parties against the Bundesliga-16. Hertha BSC.

full of focus on first leg

Walter announced that this crucial week would do this. The cheers were correspondingly short after the final whistle in Rostock. Free days are painted. The concentration is already aimed at the first leg on Thursday (8.30 p.m./Sky and Sat.1) in Berlin.

Next Monday (8:30 p.m./Sky and Sat.1) the promotion party will then rise in the Volksparkstadion, which is then sold out with 57,000 spectators.

“Our chances in the relegation are available, but the Hertha is the Bundesliga club and has a lot of individual quality. Nevertheless, we can pack it!” Said striker Robert Glatzel. Walter demonstrateds board member Jonas Boldt is convinced: “Now we have two cup games, and that we can accept them, we showed this season.”

Magath: is not about my HSV past

It is more for nostalgics that Felix Magath of all things stands in the way of the end of the four-year HSV second class. But the HSV idol from the glorious times in the 1970s and 1980s can certainly hurt his ex-club as Hertha coach.

The 68-year-old, on the other hand, sees the duel sober. “The HSV, that is completely out of the question, is the biggest section of my football life,” he told the “kicker” on Sunday. But that doesn’t matter for these two encounters at all. “It is still not about me or my past with the HSV. It’s all about Hertha BSC – about relegation.”

self -confident Hamburger

The Berliners go into the decision -making games with the bad feeling of a draw and two defeats. In a final sprint with five wins in five games, the Hamburgers developed the right to extend the season and are accordingly confident-even if the first half in Rostock and the 0-1 deficit left doubts about the first division suitability. “It is really indescribable. We always fell, but we got up again and again,” said Glatzel with a view of the effort after the break.

With elimination games around the last first division starting site, the HSV already knows-but always as a Bundesliga-16.: In 2014, the Hamburgers prevailed against the second division third SpVgg Greuther Fürth with two draws. A year later, against Karlsruher SC, a victory in the extension had to be made to avoid relegation. Now it is important to win the climb. The jubilation would certainly be a lot bigger than on a bridge on the A1.