DAniel Thioune started the weekend with a good dose of goose bumps. That was of course also due to the return of fans on his home debut as coach of Hamburger SV, but above all to Simon Terodde. His “finisher”, his “skimmer”, as Thioune said with relief after this 2-1 (1-0) against Fortuna Düsseldorf.
HSV had turbulent days behind them, the embarrassing cup knockout in Dresden (1: 4), Toni Leistner’s push against a Dynamo fan including a five-game ban – but his team “showed a good reaction despite the vortex “Said Thioune. And Terodde once again confirmed in front of 1000 fans that he “knows where the frame is”.
Terodde has always been the top scorer in his last three seasons in the second division (2016, 2017, 2019) and has now led HSV to victory against Fortuna with his two goals. The beefy 32-year-old with a goal instinct only scored with a penalty kick (45th + 2) and then finally made the decision in the second half after a good preparatory work by Jeremy Dudziak (60th).
“We had the clearer chances, we were the better team,” said Terodde: “I’m really happy about my first two goals, but if the equalizer had come, we wouldn’t have been able to buy anything from them.” After Matthias scored Zimmermann (90th + 3) only had to tremble for a short time.
Thioune could see that this victory – after all against a Bundesliga relegated team – was balm for the scratched HSV soul, after everything “that was going on in the last few days”. After the suspension against Leistner, Moritz Heyer played in central defense – and only 24 hours after his engagement. “We didn’t allow a lot at the back and scored the goals at the front – that’s how you win games,” said the newcomer from Thiounes former club VfL Osnabrück soberly.
The start of the third attempt to return to the Bundesliga has been successful for the Hanseatic League, and a little reparation after the chaotic start of the week is done – but nothing more. “We still have a lot of work to do,” said Thioune. After the first success of the season, they were able to enjoy the weekend at HSV for the first time.