Gathering strength with a reduced squad

Trio Johan Djourou, Nabil Bahoui and Ashton Götz have been dropped from the HSV squad.

HSV face a tough end of season run in and are trying to focus on the relegation duel with Mainz at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg on Sunday. To do that coach Markus Gisdol has banished former captain Johan Djourou, Nabil Bahoui and Ashton Götz from the squad. The decision was made on Tuesday and the players were immediately informed: “We have three games left and still have our destiny in our own hands. We have to put everything we have into that mission, which is why we have decided to bundle our strengths with a reduced squad”, explained club sport boss Jens Todt.