LUHUKAY SEES IMPROVEMENT DESPITE RESULTS
After the final match of the season at Greuther Fürth, head coach Jos Luhukay took time out late on Sunday evening to field questions from the Hamburg media representatives in attendance. During the exchange, he looked back on the 90 minutes and his points haul since taking charge. Here's a summary of his key statements.
BOYS IN BROWN SLIP TO FINAL DAY DEFEAT AT FÜRTH
FC St. Pauli went down 2-1 at Greuther Fürth on the final day of the season. Dimitrios Diamantakos restored parity two minutes after Fabian Reese had given Fürth a 51st minute lead. When Brian Koglin was sent off on 61 the home side went in search of a winner and eventually got it in the second minute of stoppage time through Richard Magyar.
BUBALLA BEMOANS LACK OF CONVICTION
The Boys in Brown put in a decent performance for long periods on the final day at Fürth and were unfortunate to lose 2-1. Speaking in the mixed zone after the game, the players expressed their frustration over missed chances and a late goal for the home side.
Boys in Brown look to end season on positive note at Fürth
FC St. Pauli do battle for three points for the final time this season at Greuther Fürth on Sunday afternoon (1530 CET). And Jos Luhukay's charges are determined to go flat out once more time to ensure they bow out on a positive note by winning the game.
US TOUR 2019: GAMES AGAINST NEW YORK & BUFFALO, SUPPORTERS NIGHTS & SIGHTSEEING
On Tuesday, exactly one week today, the Boys in Brown will embark on their second tour of the United States. A varied programme awaits the club delegation until their return to Hamburg the following Monday. During the tour, there will be several opportunities to meet the players.
"...OTHERWISE ANDREAS AND I WOULD GET ONE OR TWO HUNDRED PHONE CALLS"
After the final home game of the season against VfL Bochum, head coach Jos Luhukay and interim director of sport Andreas Rettig took time out on Monday morning to answer the many questions of the assembled Hamburg media. Luhukay focused his remarks on the coming weeks and next season. Here are the key statements from the news conference.
RETTIG: "BOUQUET WOULD HAVE BEEN WRONG SIGNAL"
The club bid farewell to several players before the final home game of the season against VfL Bochum on Sunday, but there were no flowers for another four. At a news conference on Monday morning, caretaker director of sport Andreas Rettig explained why there was no official send-off for Sami Allagui, Brian Koglin, Alex Meier and Luca Zander and gave an update on the status of the contract negotiations with these four players.
FINAL HOME GAME ENDS SCORELESS
FC St. Pauli were held to a goalless draw by VfL Bochum in the final home game of the season. In front of another sell-out crowd at the Millerntor the Boys in Brown put on an energetic and entertaining display but it was not enough to secure all three points.