Heidenheim (dpa/lsw) - Coach Frank Schmidt from 1. FC Heidenheim demands from his team a confident appearance at promotion favorites Hamburger SV after the successful start of the season. "There will be a lot going on, that will also motivate us. HSV is still a special name," said the coach of the Swabian second division soccer team one day before the game in the Hanseatic city on Saturday (1 p.m. / Sky). "The size, the power, the club, the city, that's something special. But we have to ignore that and not open our eyes."
Heidenheim got six points from the first two league games of the season and reached the second round of the DFB Cup. "The start is not only good in terms of the bare numbers," says Schmidt. "In each game we did better than our opponents. We were very effective and defended well over long stretches." Now you have to adjust to a new opponent. Also on his ex-striker Robert Glatzel. He is pleased with the development of the 28-year-old at HSV, emphasized Schmidt. "But tomorrow it's our job to take him out of the game."