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Kreuzer backs Van Marwijk to turn Hamburg around

3 January 2014 10:17

Hamburg sporting director Oliver Kreuzer has backed head coach Bert van Marwijk to end the club's current poor run of form.

The Dutchman arrived at the Imtech Arena as a replacement for Thorsten Fink in September, but has led the side to just three Bundesliga victories in 11 fixtures since.

Despite currently sitting 14th and enduring a four-match winless streak in the German top flight, Kreuzer is still confident the club made the right appointment.

"He has been here for three months and has purely brought a new spirit and a certain stability," he is quoted as saying by Bild. "Our coach knows exactly what he has to do.

"With Van Marwijk things will turn out well, "

Hamburg are currently preparing for a series of four mid-season friendlies, including two in Abu Dhabi against Vitesse and Kairat Almaty, and return to Bundesliga action at home to Schalke on January 26.

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Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
1 17 +37 45
2 17 +16 34
3 17 +8 28
4 17 +9 27
5 17 +7 27
6 17 +1 27
7 17 +4 26
8 17 -5 24
9 17 +0 23
10 17 -5 19
11 17 -6 19
12 17 -4 18
13 17 -11 18
14 17 -10 17
15 17 -12 17
16 17 -13 17
17 17 -8 15
18 17 -8 15

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