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Nurnberg v Hamburg SV: Preview

Nurnberg coach Michael Wiesinger is hoping his team can finally get off the winning mark when they take on Hamburg on Sunday.

Wiesinger's men have drawn five of their first seven matches in the Bundesliga this season, including sharing a six-goal thriller with Werder Bremen a week ago.

They now face another northern Germany club in the shape of Hamburg, who are currently below the 15th-placed Bavarians on goal difference, and Wiesinger is eager to take maximum points this time.

``I think with a bit more luck we would have won (against Bremen), and on Sunday we desperately want to finally get our first win,'' he said at a press conference.

``I have the feeling that everybody has understood what we're going to be up against.''

If Bert van Marwijk had not understood the size of the job he was taking on when he became Hamburg coach just over a week ago, his side's 2-2 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt will have told him.

Only a late equaliser saved Hamburg from defeat, yet Van Marwijk says he is not going to make too many changes but instead persist with his philosophy.

``You've got to have the courage to pick a style of play and enforce it, no matter how the opponents play,'' he said at a press conference.

``I like to play one system which I can use against any other.

``You then just need to make minor adjustments and that is the quickest way to get settled.''

Settling down is something Hamburg have been striving several years for and to help them along their way, Van Marwijk closed the doors to training this week - to both fans and club staff.

``We want to train once in the week the way we then want to play at the weekend,'' he said.

``We desperately need points and the only way to get them is through tactical discipline, and that will take us one step further.''

Only one change is necessary on either side this weekend with Nurnberg having to replace the injured Daniel Ginczek.


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