Seeing things positively was everything that Niklas primarily wanted to do after the final whistle of his last home game in the Hertha jersey. The defensive specialist at “Sky” after the 0: 1 of his Hertha was Kütsterten in the relegation first leg against Hamburger SV. In view of the Bundesliga club’s performance, this was not surprising.
The Berliners had hardly found their game, “otherwise it would not be 0: 1 here,” said strongly. He was not interested in the fact that the team was inferior in almost all respects. “Talking about statistics or the like would be the wrong approach.”
Ascacibars is missing
Trainer Felix Magath, who had only been able to order in the starting eleven due to the yellow lock from Santiago Ascacibar, said instead that the lack of his six was decisive. The 68-year-old did not want to speak of a “backpack” due to the three missed match balls at the end of the Bundesliga season.
“We had a problem because we did not have a very duel -strong player with ‘Santi’. And strong is not yet fitting according to illness – we did not manage to do so and won much less duels in the first half than The HSV. And that in a home game, that shouldn’t have been like that. “
Overall, Hertha BSC “performed like a Bundesliga club, but also the HSV. They went into play with the tailwind of four wins and opened the game openly. Actually, it would also have been a tie game if not one player The ball slips… in the end the doorbell rings. “
In my view, it should have ended 0-0, there were no chances of scoring on both sides.
Magath had played on the dream goal of Ludovit Reis, who admitted to the flank. With the help of the inner post by arch lamp, the ball landed on the net. Against teams like the HSV, the best second division defense of the past season (35 goals), it was clear anyway not to get too many chances to score, said Magath.
“In my view, it should have ended 0-0, there were not many chances on both sides,” repeated Magath. He didn’t see missing courage. At “Sat.1” he concluded: “It’s not just 90 minutes, but twice 90 minutes. Today HSV was the happier one, but why shouldn’t we be the happier?”