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By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Baumgart on missing out on promotion: "Angry and sad right now."

After a loss to his former club SC Paderborn 07 robbed his current club of a chance to earn promotion this season, HSV trainer Steffen Baumgart reflected on how it felt to miss out on a chance to return to the Bundesliga. 

An enthralling win over city rivals St. Pauli last Friday night ultimately proved insufficient for Hamburger SV to keep their slim hopes of returning to Germany's footballing "Oberhaus" alive. A loss last night to current head-coach Steffen Baumgart's former club of SC Paderborn 07 leaves even the relegation playoff place out of the grasp of the Hanseatic club. HSV - the last of the Bundesliga's sides to ever be relegated - will spend their seventh consecutive season in the 2. Bundesliga. 

Speaking to the Sky microphones following last night's loss, Baumgart noted that the performance away at his old side simply featured "too many errors". The 52-year-old acknowledged that - when he took the job - "there was little to suggest that we would be promoted". Not absolving himself of responsibility either, Baumgart also admitted that the four losses in 11 fixtures under his command "shouldn't have happened". The Rostock-native's current HSV contract runs through the end of next season. 

"I'm sad and angry right now," Baumgart told his interviewer, "but I'm eager to dive in [to this task] next year. We have to figure out which players are the best ones to help us get back to the Bundesliga. Do we really need the best players or do we need ones with other qualities? Things are getting clearer. I want to achieve promotion with this club."

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