HSV on the way to becoming a second division regular? Questions and answers about the missed rise of Hamburger SV

After 2019 and 2020, Hamburger SV missed the return to the Bundesliga this season. Due to the 2: 3 defeat at VfL Osnabrück, even the relegation place can no longer be achieved.

How did the former Bundesliga dinosaur get this far? Does the HSV need a different sporting orientation? Which coach will tackle the mission resurgence in the summer?

SPOX and goal are dedicated to questions and answers about the situation with the Rothosen and are supported by HSV expert Marcus Scholz.

On matchday 17 everything looked promising: HSV was at the top of the second division table after the first half series and was five points ahead of fourth. In the back series, however, the Hamburgers only got 19 points from 16 games so far.

“The team has a mentality problem,” emphasizes HSV expert Marcus Scholz from the blog MoinVolkspark in conversation SPOX and goal: “You have lost the balance between playful solutions and the necessary fight and commitment that is required in every game in the second division.”

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“HSV has to admit that they are not the best team,” added Scholz.

Certainly the team on the pitch is ultimately responsible for the results, but the sporting environment also played its part in ensuring that the Rothosen will spend another year in the second division. The resignation of President Marcell Jansen and his representatives in February, the declaration of loyalty by sports director Jonas Boldt for ex-coach Daniel Thioune, shortly before he was finally replaced by club legend Horst Hrubesch for the remaining three games of the season or the officially announced change of top scorer Simon Terodde zu Schalke 04 in the middle of the crucial phase of the season: factors that have also left their mark on the field for Scholz.

“The supervisory board has to be increased and the presidium has to be filled. The club has to deal with a lot of sensitive issues, which in the past quickly became a problem for the team in this environment,” he explains.

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