Hamburg coach Thorsten Fink starts mind games with Eintracht Frankfurt

Thornsten Fink: Mind games with Frankfurt

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Hamburg coach Thorsten Fink has started the mind games ahead of the final weekend of the Bundesliga season by insisting the pressure is on Eintracht Frankfurt in the battle for a Europa League place.

Frankfurt lie two points ahead of Hamburg and, taking into account their significantly superior goal difference compared to their rivals, realistically need just a draw from their final game against Wolfsburg to clinch sixth spot.

Hamburg, meanwhile, need to beat Bayer Leverkusen to stand any chance of snatching a place in the Europa League.

Despite the odds being against his side, Fink is in bullish mood heading into the final round.

"We have a lot to gain, but nothing to lose," he is quoted as saying in the Bild newspaper.

"Frankfurt need to get at least a draw against Wolfsburg and that is psychologically difficult.

"For us, the situation is easier. Furthermore, Wolfsburg are no easy opponents at the moment."

Defender Marcell Jansen added: "We've got to do our own job first and win this tough game."