Voice's from the Game
"Clean Sheet a deserved Home Win"
HSV marks it's first home win of the season with a 1-0 victory over previously unbeaten 1. FC Heidenheim. A statisfying performance.
At the end, there was great jubilation, both in the stands and on the pitch, where the HSV professionals had gathered, sworn in together once again and then thanked the vociferous supporters. The 1-0 home victory over 1. FC Heidenheim, who had started the new season with three wins from three competitive matches, had been a hard piece of work, but on this Saturday (6 August), the Red Shirts had been the more determined team and, above all, the team with the most goals, and after the final whistle of the 1-0 home victory, to which top scorer Robert Glatzel had contributed the goal of the day, they presented themselves accordingly satisfied. The comments on the game.
Sebastian Schonlau: I think we can be very satisfied overall. The first half was the best half of the season so far, we pressed well and hardly let the opponent breathe. In the second half, Heidenheim had more of the ball, which created spaces for us, but we couldn't take advantage of them. But we defended well in this phase, especially the many standards that Heidenheim had. And that's something you have to do first, given their great strength with stationary balls. In this respect, we are happy to have played to nil again and to have achieved our first home win.
Robert Glatzel: It was a very good game and an important performance improvement against a very robust and overall very good team. Especially the first half was very good and of course I'm happy that I could help with my goal, even though I had a few more chances. In addition, we worked well and hard defensively, withstood Heidenheim's force and their many long balls and successfully kept the score at zero. That gives us self-confidence.
"If we are always so compact and defend, then we are very difficult to beat" Mario Vuskovic
Mario Vuskovic: "We are very happy about this deserved victory. In the first half we were clearly dominant, won many duels and second balls, created good chances and rightly took the lead. In the second half we didn't play such good and fluent football, we can do better, but we defended well together. If we are always so compact and defend well, then we are very difficult to beat.
Maximilian Rohr: The game developed exactly as we had expected in advance. We knew that we would have to defend a lot and well and that the Heidenheim team would defend against us one-on-one all over the pitch. We solved this well by our castling, were able to create spaces through the rotations and used them for good chances and also for the decisive goal. On the other hand, we were very compact and that's why I think we deserved to win.
"The boys threw everything in, and that's exactly what we need in games like this" Tim Walter
Tim Walter: "Against a really strong opponent, we played really well, especially in the first half. After the break, we had to defend away a lot and played more on the counter-attack. All in all, I liked the performance of my team, but we could have won the game earlier. But the boys threw everything in, and that's exactly what we need in games like this. The team and the fans won the home game together today with a lot of willpower.
Frank Schmidt: Overall, I saw two different halves. Because of the chances, we were deservedly behind at the break and could even be happy that we didn't concede more goals. In the second half, we took maximum risks and wanted to participate much more in the game. We had a lot of breakthroughs on the flanks, but we didn't create enough goals from these situations. That's why we can't come to any other conclusion than that the victory for HSV - especially because of the first half - is absolutely deserved.