Manuel Neuer is not someone who wants to be in Germany. Especially in one letter. Daniel Hoyer, Hamburg’s goalkeeper in the German D2, learned it the hard way on Friday evening. While traveling on the pitch of former Bundesliga club St. Pauli, the Portuguese goalkeeper made a huge mistake, which will undoubtedly lead to fouls.
It all starts at a completely harmless six meters. Hamburg’s defense decided to play a three-man set in order to quickly restart. Daniel Hoyer Fernandes (real name) switches Ambrosius, his left pivot, who connects to Ramos, his friend in defence, who touches his team’s goalkeeper. But the Portuguese defender made a slight mistake in his pass towards his compatriot in the cages.
“It might be a bit of fun.”
There’s no reason to panic either, but Hoyer Fernandes rushes in and sends a huge clearance. Here’s the drama. A right shot from a slightly loose half-volley ends up under the crossbar under the astonished eyes of his teammates and shouts of joy from the St. Pauli players.
A goal that allowed St. Pauli to take advantage of the break before the half-hour mark in the Hamburg derby, which is extremely important between the top two teams in the tournament. Fortunately, HSV rallied in the second half to snatch the point from the away draw and stay within three points of the leaders. Enough to reassure his honorary goalkeeper a little. “It might be fun for some people,” he ended up admitting at the end of the interview on Sky Sports, but not really with a smile. Maybe he’ll find it again by rewatching the event…