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Hertha BSC - HSV

Germany: Play-offs 1/2
Hertha BSC
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Relegation/promotion play-off: Walter praises young team, Magath says "the luckier team" won

By Rune Gjerulff

Hamburger SV coach Tim Walter and Hertha BSC coach Felix Magath have shared their thoughts on the first leg of the Bundesliga relegation/promotion play-off tie.

Tim Walter.
Tim Walter.

Hamburger SV coach Tim Walter praised his young team following Thursday's 1-0 relegation/promotion play-off first leg win over Hertha BSC at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

"We are enjoying it today. We are happy that we could come here and we are looking forward to the next game. We want to take this euphoria with us. We are the youngest team in the 2. Bundesliga and then to come through like this here in Berlin is worthy of all honor," Walter told reporters at the post-match press conference.

"We called for a new beginning before the season and it needs patience. We have taken our development in stride. Our boys always fought back, were always convinced and always brave. We saw that today as well. In the first half, we lacked a bit of courage, but we did better in the second half. We are looking forward to the second game because we enjoy such games. That's what I told the team and that's how we'll approach Monday. We stay with ourselves. We have respect for everyone. We will continue to do that in the future."

Hertha BSC coach Felix Magath was disappointed to lose the game because of what he described as a "lucky goal".

"I saw a very intense and good game. It was very competitive and fast and relatively even. Then there was a situation where the opponent scored a lucky goal. In the following period, we tried to equalise the lead, but didn't find a line. We didn't determine the game, but tried to equalise with individual actions. So we have to wait for Monday and improve there. Today, HSV was the luckier team," said Magath.

Hertha BSC
32O. Christensen
2P. Pekarík
4D. Boyata (C)
20M. Kempf
21M. Plattenhardt
8S. Serdar ↪70
5N. Stark ↪70
29L. Tousart
17M. Mittelstädt
14I. Belfodil ↪80
24L. Wollschläger ↪46
12N. Körber
11M. Maolida ↩80
19S. Jovetić ↩46
23M. Richter ↩70
27K. Boateng
3F. Bjørkan
42J. Eitschberger
44L. Gechter ↩70
6V. Darida
1D. Heuer
3M. Heyer
44M. Vušković
4S. Schonlau (C)
28M. Muheim
14L. Reis
23J. Meffert
41M. Rohr ↪58
18B. Jatta ↪73
9R. Glatzel
10S. Kittel ↪90
12T. Mickel
11M. Kaufmann ↩73
19M. Wintzheimer
2J. Gyamerah ↩90
27J. Vagnoman ↩58
34J. David
6D. Kinsombi
7G. Chakvetadze
48F. Alidou

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