HSV test against Nordsjaelland: Sanne inspires coach Walter

Contrary to what often happened in the past, there was no test spectacle to admire in the Volkspark on Thursday. While that was already visible, in the second half everything looked like a defeat against FC Nordsjælland. Until there was a performance that HSV trainer Tim Walter was very happy with.

Substitute Tom Sanne first headed in on a cross by Anssi Suhonen to make it 1-2 (82′), after which the young striker took a free kick, which Suhonen immediately converted to 2-2 (89′). The 18-year-old Sanne, who actually still plays with the U23, played and scored in the U23’s 6-0 victory over ETV on Tuesday.

HSV youngster Tom Sanne shines at 2:2 against North Zealand

“I really liked what he did there,” praised Tim Walter about the young striker. That is why “the little one”, as HSV coach Sanne called it, “deserves to taste it. We will continue to monitor that.”


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Walter witnessed a mediocre game against the visitors from Denmark, in which HSV dominated in the first half but fell behind after the break. When Hansen made the 0-1 (58th), Suhonen lost the ball and substitute Matheo Raab didn’t look good, when it was 0-2 (Nygren/72nd) the defense acted too passively.

HSV coach Walter satisfied with a draw in friendly match

“We kicked in the goals we allowed ourselves,” complained Walter, but was otherwise satisfied: “The boys pulled themselves out of the swamp, everyone exhausted themselves.” It was therefore a “good test” with Raab and Suhonen Filip Bilbija, Jonas David and Xavier Ameachi were also allowed to play for 90 minutes.

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Walter: “We wanted to give the boys playing time who had been injured for a long time.” And a few young talents, whom he also recognized for a good performance – especially Tom Sanne.

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