Robert Glatzel (27) has the hardest job in the second division. HSV brought the center forward for 1 million euros from Cardiff City – as the successor to goal machine Simon Terodde (33, to Schalke).
Glatzel is on the right track. The 1.93 meter man is becoming more and more of the hope 9. After his goal in the Nord-Knaller in Bremen (2: 0), he prevented the post-derby hangover in the Volkspark with his two goals against 1. FC Nürnberg (2: 2).
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Glatzel equalized twice with his head (34th, 80th). His first double for Hamburg and his fourth in the 2nd division (2 times for Heidenheim, 1 time Kaiserslautern).
Coach Tim Walter (45) flattest: “If he had done three, I would be even happier …”
And seriously: “Bobby did exactly what was expected of him. He was lurking, he walked very well. But – he was also served very well. “
After eight match days, Glatzel is now fifth in the second league’s list of goalscorers. Behind Terodde (10 hits), Guido Burgstaller (St. Pauli), Sven Michel (Paderborn) and Phillip Tietz (Darmstadt, all 6).
Glatzel is on track. And the HSV?
He struggled against the form strong Nürnberger (only one defeat from the past 18 games). Tim Leibold (27), who wore the captain’s armband for the suspended Sebastian Schonlau (27, yellow-red in Bremen): “We invested a lot, we didn’t allow a lot. But we weren’t consistent and determined enough in the last third for the entire 90 minutes. “
64 percent possession, 16: 8 shots on goal, 12: 3 corners – the numbers sound like a clear HSV dominance. But: In the end, the tie is okay.
Walter: “We weren’t as consistent as in the last two weeks. We didn’t find our way into the game so well. “
And: “We are going through a maturation process. We never give up, the guys always want to win. That is why I am satisfied with the appearance. “
Nuremberg had adjusted properly to the variable positional play of the Hamburgers, changed the system and tactics. Club trainer Robert Klauß (36): “We wanted to defend something differently, more deeply. That worked out quite well over long stretches. “
Instead of climbing to third place as the first Pauli pursuer, the Hamburg team – tied on points with Schalke – stuck in the middle of the table. On Friday at the bottom of Aue (only three points), HSV has the next chance to climb towards the top of the table.