Slomka stunned by ‘crazy’ contest

Hannover coach Mirko Slomka enthused about the “crazy game”

which his side won 3-2 against Werder Bremen.

Szabolcs Huszti inspired the Lower Saxony side to victory with

two goals – the second an acrobatic winner in stoppage time – and

one assist, but he saw a red card for his celebrations which will

rule him out of Hannover’s next Bundesliga game.

He said: “There were five goals with everything you could ask

for.

“We witnessed a crazy game, a typical northern derby between

Hannover and Werder Bremen.

“It was also a lucky win. The 3-2 showed our will never to give

up.

“Szabolcs Huszti has now had a hand in our last seven goals and

he is one of our best creative players.

“I don’t think he knew about the rule, but the referee got

everything right. It is bitter that Szabi will now miss the

Hoffenheim game.”

Referee Deniz Aytekin admitted even he did not want to show the

Hungarian the red card, but he was only following the rules.

“You do have to feel sorry about it,” he is quoted as saying on

the Hannover website. “I had to warn him for taking his shirt off

and then he climbed onto the perimeter fencing and that left me no

other choice but to send him off.

“You could see from my reaction that I really did not want to do

it, but I just have to do my duty in such a situation.”