Fink still not satisfied
Thorsten Fink has warned that Hamburg must not get carried away after yesterday's 2-0 win over Nurnberg took them to their highest league position of the season.
The Hamburg coach was only able to take one positive out of his sixth game unbeaten since taking charge of the club, and that was the final result.
"It was certainly not a good game from us," he said. "We should not get euphoric. We did not perform well, yet we still won, but we are going to have to put our foot down again in our next games.
"We want to win our next two league games and then win in the cup to be in a decent position come the winter break. We can improve a lot as a team because we still have not played the way I like to play - with possession, dominance and chances."
Hamburg lie in 11th place and, for the first time this season, they have left the relegation zone three points behind them. However, that does not mean they can now sit back and relax.
"It was a pretty average game, but now we know that we have got to improve," said Fink on the club's website.
Goalscorer Marcell Jansen also admitted he and his team-mates got away with it against a strong Nurnberg side. "You win games like this because we were unlucky in Hannover, perhaps, and this evens things out," he said.
"Nurnberg played a great game and it is bitter for them to lose, but we know how it feels as it has happened to us this season already. Maybe it is good to have played badly for once, so that we will now put our foot down leading into the winter break."