Hamburger SV had high hopes ahead of the 2013-14 Bundesliga campaign. Its 3-3 draw at Schalke in the opening round offered little encouragement. Saturday’s home defeat to Hoffenheim punctured that hope.
Over 47,000 fans packed HSV’s Imtech Arena for Hamburg’s Bundesliga home opener, but they went home disappointed after witnessing their team lose 5-1. Hamburg conceded our second-half goals in the embarrassing defeat. Goalkeeper Rene Adler gave a frank apology for the ages, according to World Soccer.
“To our fans, I’m sorry if they have to pay money for this s–t,” he said. “It was an absolute disaster, a disastrous performance from anyone who was involved.”