Hamburg in relegation battle, admits coach

Hamburg, who take on Hanover on Saturday, will be playing with their backs to the wall to avoid relegation, coach Thorsten Fink warned.

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Hamburg are the only top-flight team to have played in the Bundesliga every season since its creation in 1963.

"On Saturday everyone in the stadium, including Hanover, must see a team that is battling against relegation," Fink told reporters. "We will not stop working."

Hamburg were crushed 4-0 by Hoffenheim on Wednesday to remain on 31 points in 14th place, just two points above the relegation play-off spot.

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