Olic: 'HSV thought they were Barcelona, Bayern or Real Madrid'
Ivica Olic has taken a swipe at the attitude of the players at his former club Hamburger SV.
Hamburger SV got a terrible start to life in the 2. Bundesliga as the club were beaten 0-3 by Holstein Kiel in their first match of the new season.
|Ivica Olic while playing for HSV.||Photo: Sorodorin/CC-by-SA 3.0|
Ivica Olic - a former HSV player and now assistant coach of the Croatian national team - says he believes the players of his former club underestimated their opponent.
"I'm worried and surprised that my former team took so many risks against Kiel. I suppose that HSV thought they were Barcelona, Bayern or Real Madrid," Olic told Bild and added:
"One thing must be very clear when playing in the 2. Bundesliga. The football there has nothing to do with the Bundesliga. Logically, there is less quality to find there - but much more passion."
Olic, who represented HSV from 2007-2009 and 2015-2016, played in the 2. Bundesliga for 1860 München in the 2016/17 season.