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01.08.21

"WE LACKED HUNGER"

A STRONG FIRST HALF, THE BEST GOAL-SCORING CHANCES AND STILL ONLY A POINT IN THE END - THE FIRST HSV HOME GAME OF THE SEASON HAD A NOT ENTIRELY INSIGNIFICANT AND ANNOYING BLEMISH. THE VOICES ON THE GAME.

It was an incredibly intense 96 minutes that the 17,100 spectators in attendance to the Volksparkstadion had experienced when referee Petersen blew the final whistle for HSV's first home game of the new season. The players sank to the ground completely exhausted, coach Tim Walter clapped them off completely soaked by the continuous rain and together they thanked the fans for their support, which had done everyone a world of good and brought fun after such an incredibly long break. The fact that in the end - and despite the best HSV opportunities, especially in the first round - only a draw against Dynamo Dresden came out, clouded the mood of course. Tim Walter & Co. expressed this after the gripping 96 minutes in the Volksparkstadion. The voices on the game.

Sebastian Schonlau: "We played a very good first half, had many scoring chances and had to close the deal. We were missing the second goal, because then we win the game. Unfortunately, we didn't manage to do that and then we concede an avoidable goal in the second half. That's extremely disappointing. We then had a few problems in our game, didn't play it quite as cleanly and consistently. There was too much back and forth at times. We have to continue to work on playing precisely and consistently in minutes 50, 60 and 70.

"The second goal was simply missing"

Daniel Heuer Fernandes: It's not the result we wanted. But if we look at the first half: We implemented our game very well and also took the lead early. Then we just lacked the second goal. The opportunities were there. That's where we have to start to make better use of these opportunities.  

Tim Walter: We had a lot to play for in the first half and had an extremely high number of scoring chances. Unfortunately, we weren't rewarded for that. We lacked the last hunger to want to score the goal at all costs. We didn't allow much, but we still missed a lot of counter-attacking chances, which we simply played poorly throughout the game. Then, of course, you let the opponent live. The game also consists of corners. We know that you can also be successful with standards. We had a bit of trouble in the second half because we lacked the courage to play more soccer. With Jonas out, it was even more difficult. But the guys wanted to score a goal until the end. That's what I like about them, that they invest so much. It's really fun to work with the guys. Dresden defended with all their might and passion, so they deserved this point. 

Alexander Schmidt: We saw a very intense game against a strong HSV, as expected. We prepared well, but in reality it is something else. In the first half, Kevin Broll kept us in the game. It was not easy to defend these waves of attacks. HSV was very sure of the ball and we had too little relief forward. Towards the end of the first half, we corrected it tactically a bit and got a better grip on it. Tim Knipping then scored the equalizer. The first half went clearly to HSV, in the second we played well. For me, all in all, a deserved draw. The team threw itself into every duel. I'm proud of the team.