Hamburgers Devoured by SausagesBy: ryan_s | February 5th, 2013
Hamburg blew a nice chance to move up to 5th place by losing at home, 2-0, to Armin Veh’s swashbuckling Frankfurt. Hamburg had about a million chances to at least get one back, especially in the second half, but ultimately a nice performance by Kevin Trapp and some sloppy defending against new boy Lakic meant Hamburg would be getting zero points from this one.
My question for this week is: what do people think of the 4-4-2 diamond vs. the 4-2-3-1 that was deployed second half? Or another formation on people’s minds?
I personally think they could switch it up based off of the opponent – I didn’t like a 4-4-2 against a team that was going to sit back and then quickly defend because it leaves Badelj as the last midfielder to try and make up a lot of ground – I think he works well as the only DM for passing because he can dictate the play well from back there, but defensively he is much better with a partner that can help him because of his severe lack of pace.