HSV after Derby-Ko – how does Walter get out of the psychological jam?



Two hand penalties against Hamburg because the video assistant intervened. Bad luck with an offside goal by Manuel Wintzheimer (23) in added time. The first loss in three months.

The 2: 3 in the emotional northern derby against Werder really hurt HSV. Tim Walter (46) tried to get his squad back on the pitch right after the final whistle.

But the coach knows it won’t be easy. Especially since there is not much time left until the quarter-finals in the DFB Cup on Wednesday against Karlsruhe.

The HSV coach: “It will be difficult to rebuild my team.”

How does Walter get out of the psycho jam?

“Certain situations in the game didn’t go unnoticed,” says the football teacher. “I’ve already told the guys that it’s not about the result, it’s about how we act. It will eventually pay off.”

HSV needs success this week. Two million euros are at stake against Karlsruhe. Saturday in Nuremberg, after two winless games and slipping down to fourth place, it’s all about not letting the contact with the promotion places break off.

Sport director Jonas Boldt (40): “We know that the North Derby was an extraordinary game. We have to make sure that we turn the screws in the right direction again to be more consistent over the 90 minutes.”

In both Sandhausen (1-1) and against Bremen, HSV was not fully there in the first half, but turned up the heat in both games after the break.

How does Boldt assess the psychological situation?

“When you lose, the best thing is when you can play again three or four days later. Every spectator, as you could see when the final whistle blew after the derby, appreciates that the boys have been giving their all all season.”

And Karlsruhe?

Boldt: “This is an exciting team. The game will be tight.”

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