Question: Mr Baumgart, after the 1-0 defeat in Kiel, SC Paderborn will now face HSV. Are Hamburg’s top favorites for promotion?
Steffen Baumgart: HSV has a top team with really good individual players like Klaus Gjasula, Toni Leistner and Simon Terodde, who form an axis. You have to find a team like that in the second division first. But the dangerous thing is the environment. If Hamburg wins the first games, it means: HSV is promoted. If the start backfires, it means: a new trainer has to be found. Daniel Thioune is a great trainer.
Question: Toni Leistner is still banned because he attacked a fan in the stands in the DFB Cup in Dresden who had previously insulted him and his wife. The DFB punished him with a suspension of five competitive games, two of which were on probation. How do you see the case?