Hamburg draw positives from defeat
Hamburg are refusing to get downbeat despite last night's 2-1 defeat by Wolfsburg which left them with the prospect of dropping into the bottom three this weekend.
There were enough positives to take from their fifth defeat in the last six games, according to their director of sport Frank Arnesen, who was buoyed by what he saw at the VW-Arena.
"We gave everything and we were on a par with Wolfsburg and a draw would have been fair," he said.
"It is important that the team takes this attitude out of this game. If we manage this in our coming games, which I am convinced we will, then we will also pick up points.
"We don't need to panic, we just need experience, which I and the coaching team have, as well as the team."
Coach Thorsten Fink echoed Arnesen's words, saying that his side had "been very unlucky to lose". He told the club's website: "The team accepted the fight and I am confident that we will get out [of danger]."
The win means Wolfsburg have no more relegation fears, according to their coach Felix Magath.
"It was immensely important to win because now we will have nothing more to do with relegation," he said. "Now the fans don't need to panic until the end either."