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Post match reaction

02.02.19

“Those days where everything goes wrong”

When you think about Murphy’s Law, where it seems like nobody wants you to succeed at all and nothing goes to plan, you may think about Hamburg’s game in Bielefeld today. Here is the reaction to “Murphy’s Game”.

The disappointment was written on everyone’s face. HSV had just lost 2-0 in a game in which Aaron Hunt and Pierre-Michel Lasogga were forced to sit out through injury, Gotoku Sakai took an early bath and Bielefeld got an opening goal which shouldn’t even have counted. Unfortunately for HSV, everything seemed to go against them this Saturday. Die Rothosen were understandably disappointed and annoyed at the final whistle. HSV.de has their reaction for you:

Julian Pollersbeck: The dismissal was the turning point today. In my opinion, the referee’s decision was justified, because Sakai caught Voglsammer from behind. After that, Bielfeld played smartly and showed their quality. In football there are those days where everything goes wrong, but the important thing is that we draw conclusions from today and put it right against Nürnberg on Tuesday. With key players out, we need to step up as a team and come back stronger. We have a good squad and enough quality in our team to do that.

Rick van Drongelen: It was a difficult game for us. It was very tough to go down to ten men after 12 minutes. We had a lot of possession but with a man disadvantage we couldn’t find the breakthrough. For me, the first Bielefeld goal was a clear foul and shouldn’t have stood, and we would have seen a completely different game if it wasn’t given. It was always tough with so many players missing, but we can’t help that. We have to show what we can do against Nürnberg on Tuesday.

Hannes Wolf: We started strongly and had some good moments early on. However, there are moments in football which can change everything - we had that today with Gotoku Sakai’s red card. He shouldn’t have gone in for the challenge, but these things happen. After that, Bielefeld upped the pressure. The first goal is a clear foul on Orel Mangala, and the second came from a long-distance strike. We needed more luck today but we didn’t have it. The second half was alright and we had quite a lot of possession and tried to get back into the game. We fought with everything we had, but today just too many things went against us.

Uwe Neuhaus: We wanted to put Hamburg under pressure but it was difficult due to their quality. However, the red card definitely changed the game. The first goal was questionable as the whistle could have been blown, and the second helped us a lot. In the second half, I would have liked to see us control the game more, but we were a little bit timid. Nonetheless, we gave everything and defended well. We are very happy.