Long-time HSV player Dennis Aogo warns against equating the dismissal of coach Daniel Thioune at Hamburger SV with events from the past. Aogo, who won the U21 European title under Hrubesch in 2009, trusts interim coach Horst Hrubesch to turn things around.
“With regard to HSV, you have to get away from comparing current decisions with the past and always opening the same drawer. HSV is no laughing stock,” said Aogo in an interview with SPOX and goal. “At HSV, a lot of things have been positively restructured in recent years, especially in management positions. They are all competent people. I hear there is a lot of calm internally. A lot has been done right.”
However, according to Aogo, sporting success and short-term results are paramount – “and do not follow suit, for which those responsible ultimately have to be responsible”. The 34-year-old, who played for HSV between 2008 and 2013, sees the reasons for the sporting decline in the end in the psychological area: “The team was insecure under the pressure to be able to mess it up again. It was more of a mental thing in the past few weeks. “
HSV legend Horst Hrubesch, who was introduced as interim coach on Monday, should now resolve this tension in the final three games of the season. Aogo knows Hrubesch from common times in the German U21 national team.
“He’s someone who goes ahead with pure passion and motivation. He’s a real type and a consistently positive person. As a player, you have great respect for your sporting career,” says Aogo. He trusts Hrubesch to make the sporting U-turn: “He can definitely win over a team and get them carried away. That’s why I believe that he can provide new impulses.”