Rostock (dpa / mv) - Second division football club FC Hansa Rostock can play the home game on Saturday (8.30 p.m. / Sky and Sport1) against Arminia Bielefeld with the best players. Midfielder Sebastien Thill has recovered from the torn ligaments and capsule in his left ankle, which forced him to watch in the league at Hamburger SV (1-0) and in the DFB Cup game at VfB Lübeck (0-1). "He's physically ready. It would be possible for him to start from the start," said Hansa trainer Jens Härtel in Rostock on Thursday.
Thill had been in the starting eleven on his debut for the Hanseatic League against 1. FC Heidenheim (0-1) on the first day of the game, but had to leave the field injured after a few minutes. The 28-year-old Luxembourg international, who moved to the coast from Luxembourg's first division club FC Progrès Niederkorn in June, is set to play a central role in the concept for the current season.
The Rostockers think they are outsiders before the duel with the still winless and pointless Bundesliga relegated team. "We feel more comfortable that way - you can only win. Bielefeld hasn't found the rhythm yet. It can stay that way for a week," said Jens Härtel. The 53-year-old expects a defiant reaction from his team after the embarrassing defeat in the cup in Lübeck. "We have to create more chances," he demanded.