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Kreuzer confident of Hamburg improvement

17 December 2013 10:54

Hamburg sporting director Oliver Kreuzer is confident the club have enough quality to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.

Hamburg sit 13th in the table ahead of the visit of Mainz on Saturday after winning only one of their last six league matches,

However, Kreuzer believes there is sufficient strength in the team to turn their fortunes around and has no doubt it was the correct decision to replace Thorsten Fink with Bert van Marwijk in September.

"We are missing six, seven, eight points. Points that would have been more than possible for us," he told Bild.

"I do not speak of a relegation battle. For this we are far too good but of course, we also have to look downwards.

"To replace the coach was worthwhile. I consider not just the table, but our overall performance. I am convinced that was the right decision."

Victory over Mainz on Saturday would see Hamburg move within two points of Thomas Tuchel's men going into the winter break.

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Info

Competition
Bundesliga
Date
21 December 2013
Game week
17
Kick-off
15:30
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 3
Venue
Imtech Arena (Hamburg)
Attendance
50918

Goals

H. Çalhanoğlu 21'
(assist by M. Beister) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
47' S. Okazaki
 (assist by Y. Malli)
1 - 2
50' N. Müller
 (assist by S. Okazaki)
2 - 2
2 - 3
90'+2 S. Okazaki

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
7
5 75'
28
23 79'
8 66' 82'
21
14
18
9 21'
20
Coach: B. van Marwijk
# Player Bookings
21
4
3
24
16
19
23 47' 90+2'
27 50'
8 14'
11
6
Coach: T. Tuchel

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
19
31
17
3
10
16
30
# Player Bookings
20
10
5
2
7
29
31

Sunday 20 April

21:55
21:36
21:24
21:01
20:58
20:50
20:46
20:12
19:56
19:56
19:46
19:04
19:02
18:57
18:34
18:21
18:12
18:05
17:57
17:56
17:35
17:17
17:03
16:26
16:25
16:22
16:11
15:48
15:46
15:27
15:02
14:56
14:37
13:33
13:21
12:51
12:43
12:24
11:56
11:42
10:23
10:04
09:47
09:43
09:30
09:20
07:45
06:11
06:08
06:02
05:35
05:06
05:04
04:18
03:58
03:49
03:43
03:17
03:12
02:24
02:15

Saturday 19 April

23:51
23:33
23:04
23:03
22:50
22:48
22:38
22:24
22:19
22:11
21:53
21:43
21:29
21:15
21:12
20:33
20:27
20:22
20:15
20:10
20:02
19:55
19:46
19:37
19:28
19:27
19:16
19:14
18:55
18:53
18:41
18:06
18:02
17:56
17:55
17:49
17:29
17:28
17:17
17:10
16:56
16:55
16:29
16:17
15:46
15:36
15:12
14:21
13:56
13:10
12:55
12:08
11:58
11:27
10:53
10:53
10:35
09:59
09:35
08:56
06:39
06:19
06:16
05:39
04:37
04:35
02:59
02:17
01:44
01:42

Friday 18 April

23:51
23:41
23:10
22:55
22:29
21:14
20:42
19:33
19:32
19:10
18:54
18:29
18:21
18:14
17:51
17:14
16:46
16:40
16:30
16:25
16:18
16:08
15:53
15:42
15:29
15:07
14:49
14:17
14:06
13:58
13:32
13:28
12:36
12:25
12:04
11:52
11:13
10:41
10:15
09:50
09:48
09:39
09:19
07:43
07:24
06:31
06:17
05:33
04:34
04:33
04:31
04:05
02:41
02:39
00:05

Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
14 31 -16 35
15 31 -11 31
16 31 -18 27
17 31 -26 26
18 31 -26 25

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