Will he be Hamburg’s trump card in the promotion battle?
Robert Glatzel (27) has at least just got a little run. Double against Nuremberg (2: 2), previously the blitz lead in Bremen (2: 0). After eight game days, the new center forward (came for 1 million from Cardiff City) has five hits on the account.
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For sports director Michael Mutzel (turned 42 on Monday) there are several reasons for Glatzel’s good phase. On the one hand, it’s about his walking paths and positional play.
Mutzel: “The point with him was that he often takes the balls too deep and is not where he needs to be with the boxing line-up. We work a lot with him where he needs to move. He is hardworking, he accepts things, he implements things. “
And further: “The 2: 2 in particular is characteristic because he implemented it there and was there at the moment where he had to be.” After Kittel flank, the attacker headed from a short distance.
Another point – the changed rhythm. Mutzel: “Robert now plays every week. It’s normal for him to be a regular again. He was recently neither in Mainz nor in Cardiff. That’s why he first had to get a bit of routine into his game again. “
By the way: five goals after eight match days are not a record for Glatzel. In his best season (18/19 in Heidenheim) he had already snapped six stalls at the time. At the end of the season there were 13.