Labbadia looking to extend winning steak

Hamburger SV head coach Bruno Labbadia is pleased with how things are going of late and wants to keep their run of form going for as long as possible.

Hamburger SV moved up to seventh in the Bundesliga with an impressive 3-1 win away from home against bitter rivals Bremen on Saturday, their second victory in a row and Labbadia is looking for more this weekend when they welcome Mainz to the Volksparkstadion.

"The derby win was not just for us but especially a great thing for our fans. But we have put that game behind us and are focusing on training now," he told HSV's official website.

"I'm sure it will be an even game and we are very much looking forward to it. Our goal of course is to record a third straight win. To do that we need to take the feel good factor from our last two games into this one and entertain the fans."

The jubilant travelling supporters at the Bremen game, buoyed by the side's recent form, were singing about playing in European competition next season, but Labbadia warned them not to get too far ahead of themselves.

"On the whole it is okay to dream as long as we don't forget where we came from. We don't want to dismiss it out of hand but we focus on our points tally and not the table. I really mean that," he said.

"We are only watching our points tally and are keen to get the most out of it. To do that we don't need to set any goals but far more realise that we have worked very hard to gather our 21 points so far and that every win helps us and the fans."

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