After six years at HSV, Aaron Hunt’s (34) contract was not renewed. The former playmaker is enjoying the Dubai sunshine with his family. The ex-national player took a short break from the pool for the interview with BILD.
BILD: How much will you miss HSV?
Hunt: “I will probably only really realize that when I watch games from my ex-club or play football somewhere else myself. But I’m actually a little sad. ”
BILD: Looking back, would you choose HSV again?
Hunt: “Of course. No question. I would always take this step and move to Hamburg. The club is just mega. I loved playing for HSV from the very first minute and felt very comfortable there. ”
BILD: Even if you had a difficult start in the Volkspark in summer 2015?
Hunt: “That’s true. But I was also able to understand the critical fans who whistled me out at the beginning because of my Bremen origins. I hope that I was able to convince some of my critics during my time at HSV. ”
BILD: Now one wonders where you will be playing from next season.
Hunt: “There is currently nothing concrete. I stay patient and keep myself fit even on vacation. In any case, my torn calf muscle has completely healed. ”
BILD: What are your fitness efforts like?
Hunt: “I worked a lot with a coach here in Dubai. And after my return I will continue to plow with my Hamburg personal trainer Tino Krohn. ”
BILD: What if Werder, where you played for 13 years, contacted you and wanted to sign you?
Hunt: “I can definitely say that a move to Werder is out of the question for me.”
Hunt: “Because I’ve been there before and the sporting chapter for me in Bremen is over and should stay. Even if I owe a lot to Werder and became a professional there. ”
BILD: The Qatar club Al-Khor, where your buddy Pierre-Michel Lasogga storms, should be interested in you. Have you ever had contact?
Hunt: “I had an informal conversation with the son of trainer Winfried Schäfer, Sascha. That’s when I learned a lot about the club. Nothing more has happened so far. But I have always said that I am not averse to playing abroad. ”
BILD: Back to HSV. You have seen eight coaches. Who was your best?
Hunt: “For me, Christian Titz was the best in terms of sport. The coach transplanted his idea of ball possession football into the team in a very short time. Playing this kind of soccer came closest to me personally. ”
BILD: What was your HSV highlight from the six years in Hamburg?
Hunt: “Certainly the 4-0 derby triumph at Millerntor 2019. That was a great experience and will certainly remain unforgettable.”
BILD: And the biggest disappointments?
Hunt: “Of course, relegation in 2018 and then missing out on returning to the Bundesliga three times. Those were painful experiences. ”
BILD: And who was your best teammate in the last six HSV years?
Hunt: “I think it was the Brazilian Douglas Santos who just won the championship with St. Petersburg.”