Players who have to slip as losers of a training game on all fours and with their nose over the lawn were getting used to. For acting all. The professionals, the observers. Not for Tim Walter not. The 46-year-old football teacher started in the summer with the goal in Hamburg to initiate a change of mentality. Losing nerves. In every game, in each exercise unit. Just always. The memorable cup of cup on Wednesday with a 3: 2 victory after penalty shooting against Karlsruher SC was the next proof that Walter works.
The HSV was in the past a reliable candidate for repressing playing again or just then not to be there when it matters. The proof of whether this succeeds this year is still out. Since the 2008 descent, the former Bundesliga Dino has not yet had a single (!) Second lit game in the month of April, so in that seasonal phase, in which it goes to the target straight. Nevertheless, Walter's HSV is already another - because his players can come in the garment of indomitable. Again and again. And especially against Karlsruhe.
against Karlsruhe luck, what was missing against Werder
The bitter 2: 3 in the derby against Werder with a passionate but unaccurated catching up was not yet three days old, when it was back 0: 2 in a meaningful game. In moments like these HSV squad of the past has broken away regularly. "But this team just never listens," says Walter and can be the addition, he is "proud of my boys" actually - for the pride is almost tangible when the coach talks about the mentality of his players. "They always believe in themselves, overcome all resistors." And against Karlsruhe undoubtedly also had that luck that had missed them against Bremen. The unauthorized (and awarded) penalty, but above all the resulting yellow-red card against Karlsruhes Christoph Kobald, fired the Hamburg storm run. Of course, he had already begun because the will does not seem to break.
The penalty hero of the evening, Keeper Daniel Heuer Fernandes appoints Walter to symbolize his indomitable. "What represents Ferro is for this team," the coach enthuses. "He always has a playful solution, is totally strong, is totally convinced of what he does." And he can not throw out of the train through setbacks. In the preseason, the 29-year-old was hit by the lightning commitment of Sven Ulreich and then degraded, but also persistently remained as on Wednesday evening as he looked bad at the first goal and still became the matchwinner.
Heuer Fernandes' ability to be able to pull out of the swamp on his own hair works contagious and finds imitators. Bakery Jatta also had a maximum unfortunate first half of technical mistakes against the KSC, but fell on and was a crucial factor from the second half, made a much inhuman running pens. Walter knows at all the pride that will alone will not be enough for the still big goals of the HSV. "It's a young team, but I wish for the future that we implement things over the entire season." Robert Glatzel, with two hits and a transformed penalty another trophy hero, is convinced that this step could be favored by the recent success experience. "This experience will also inspire us."