Jan 26, 2014 at 4.30pm UK at ​Imtech Arena
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Bert van Marwijk: 'Hamburger SV are in a battle'

Hamburger SV coach Bert van Marwijk admits that his side are in a relegation battle this season.

Hamburger SV head coach Bert van Marwijk has admitted that his side are in the thick of a relegation scrap in this season's Bundesliga.

Van Marwijk's team lost 3-0 at home to Schalke 04 on Sunday, which has kept them in the relegation playoff spot in the Bundesliga after 18 games played.

"[The defeat] is all the more disappointing after the hard work we've put in these past three weeks," he told Bundesliga.com.

"I hope the players are aware of that now. Something has to change in their minds. We're playing just for our survival now.

"If everyone knows what we're fighting for, we'll get the points we need. After all, will still have enough matches left. I'm expecting a response from my players against Hoffenheim."

Nuremberg, in 17th, are just two points behind Hamburg.

Hamburg's Dutch head coach Bert van Marwijk gestures prior to the German first division Bundesliga football match VfL Wolfsburg vs Hamburger SV in Wolfsburg on November 29, 2013
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Bayern Munich18142240122844
2RB Leipzig189453026431
3Borussia DortmundDortmund1986539241530
4Schalke 04Schalke188642924530
5Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen187743526928
6Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach188462830-228
7Augsburg187652823527
8Hoffenheim187652823527
9Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt187652119227
10Hannover187562728-126
11Hertha Berlin196762626025
12Wolfsburg1831142121020
13Stuttgart1862101421-720
14Freiburg184861832-1420
15Mainz 05184592131-1017
16Werder Bremen183781421-716
17Hamburger SV1843111526-1115
18FC Koln1823131233-219
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