Hansa Rostock had to wait 3366 days for the return to the second division – now it was time, but it did not go as hoped, although the performance was right.
Had to reach behind him three times: Hansa’s goalkeeper Markus Kolke (left).
The initial phase in the Ostseestadion belonged to the newcomer who had good chances and even thought he was in the lead for a short time. Verhoek’s supposed 1-0 in the 16th minute was cashed in again after viewing the TV pictures.
“If we make it 1-0, we’ll take the momentum and the fans with us. Then I’ll be curious whether Karlsruhe will come back,” said the Dutchman, mourning the goal at “Sky” and stated: “We were in the first 25 Minutes outstanding in the game. ”
Verhoek also pointed out that “simple mistakes” ultimately made the difference. Goalkeeper Markus Kolke had also seen it this way: “You can see how brutal the 2nd division is. Every mistake is punished. We fall behind as if out of nowhere and then we put them up because of a mistake.”
Nevertheless, there was also a lot that the Rostockers can build on. In general, Verhoek was “not dissatisfied with the performance shown, but also demanded:” The little things have to come out. We have to avoid the mistakes. “Coach Jens Härtel added:” It won’t work without intensity. That is our basis and we have to deliver that week after week. ”