I am most definitely under pressure now. The month just got worse and worse as it went on with us now looking like we won’t get out of this rut this season. We were not expected to get a result against Wolfsburg so I was pleased that we came so close to at least getting a point from the game. I decided not to change the formation but stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation that the players have been trained in. It is a formation that I know works but it doesn’t appear to suit HSV and the players we have.
We should have got a lot more from the games against Düsseldorf and Fürth but we just didn’t perform. We just looked like we couldn’t be bothered against Düsseldorf and we threw away the one nil lead we had against Fürth. Things just don’t want to go our way on the pitch. I have tried to keep some consistency in my team selection but they just don’t combine well with us giving the ball away so often.
With the match against Schalke on the horizon it took a fans favourite (I like to think it was Kevin Keegan) to speak up in support for me and it was very much needed with the rumours being that if we lost against Schalke, which we ultimately did, that I would be sacked from the job. We were never going to win against Schalke so we deserved the drumming that we received.
The frustrating thing is that I have come into a club in disarray with such high expectations of them when they can’t even pass a ball. I simply do not stand a chance at this club at the moment. However, I do hope I can last until the end of the season, rebuild and start again next season as I really do want to change the club’s fortunes.
Player of the Month – No-one Deserved It