Hamburg drew 1-1 in their German Bundesliga encounter with Freiburg on Friday, with Hamburg midfielder Gojko Kacar’s second half injury-time equaliser cancelling out Freiburg forward Admir Mehmedi’s 25th minute strike at the Imtech Arena, and Kacar reckoned his side showed what they’re made of in the relegation-battle match.
He said: “We fought very hard today and snatched a lucky draw. Freiburg played very well and were really compact, they gave us few spaces.
“We showed character though and managed to come back. It’s extremely important that Freiburg remain behind us in the standings.”
Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler was left to rue his side’s mistakes, and is hopeful that Hamburg can maintain their German top-tier status.
“We didn’t start too badly actually but had problems in our build-up play.We wanted to play successful rather than pretty football, but one mistake cost us dearly,” he said.
“We won the previous two games which has been helping us stick together. We’re enjoying ourselves at the moment [despite fighting relegation].
“We and the whole city are sticking together. Hopefully this will be enough for us to stay up.”
Freiburg goalkeeper Roman Burki felt that the visitors on the day could have taken more than just a point back to the Schwarzwald-Stadion.
“We lost two points today. We took the lead and had more chances but weren’t clinical enough,” he said.
“It’s a difficult result to digest. We could’ve done with three points.
“Our chances of staying up haven’t faded though. We’ll have to give our all to avoid relegation.”