25.000 subscriptions and 7000 new members: Hamburger SV will play for the first in the second Bundesliga. And receives a new face.
After 55 years in the Bundesliga were relegated to Hamburger SV in last may. to the second class. That struck deep wounds.
But the past few months tried to the North German club a different image to measure: close to the people, sympathetic, and stable. The image of the modest trainer Christian Titz, who last season after a catching up just not managed to hit the club to save it.
After some training, for example, the players get the command a bit longer on the club to remain at the supporters signatures to share. There is blowing a new wind in Hamburg.
Together with the also relegated FC Köln is Hamburger SV the face of a very attractive second Bundesliga. Both clubs sold 25,000 in subscriptions and go from an average of 45,000 spectators. Hamburger SV tries in that sequence again to find out. The will with belief in a new world immersed, with more work and less arrogance. At least, that is the intention. But in the first game against Holstein Kiel, a week and a half ago, did not succeed. In a sold out stadium (57.000 spectators) overestimated the team itself and lost with 0-3.
A lot of work for trainer Christian Titz, a man with a clear plan which explicitly aims to be a dominant football. The club managed a number of key players to be retained, and the whole axis continue to bind, even though the budget was almost halved, to 28 million. Titz will be mainly to the mentality of his team to work, an old very in the port city. Just like on FC Köln will also Hamburg yacht to be made. In a series where a lot of teams on the counter speculate, it is not easy to want to impose. Hamburg put the transgression of the openingsspeeldag last Sunday right: the won with 0-3 in Sandhausen.