If Pierre-Michel Lasogga was still at Hamburg then he may well have helped saved the club from their first ever relegation.

Everything which can go wrong for the Bundesliga club is going wrong and they look increasingly doomed to drop out of Germany’s top flight for the first time in their proud history.

Hamburg used to be the biggest club in Germany but have gradually wilted, and their record of always being in their country’s top division is a unique one and perhaps the last special thing they have left.

Speaking to Sky Deutschland, the Leeds loanee was asked about HSV’s situation, and said: “It’s sad how the club is, the fans just don’t deserve this, that the club is where it is.”

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Lasogga was shipped out to Leeds United on loan for the season, with Hamburg somewhat forcing the striker’s exit. They wanted to get rid of some of Lasogga’s wages and didn’t think he’d be able to help them on the pitch.

That’s probably wrong, because despite the fact Lasogga has been up and down at Leeds United, he would have almost certainly been a useful player in Hamburg’s current situation.

On what will happen in the summer, when his Leeds loan ends, Lasogga said: “I’m still a HSV player, I’ll see what happens after the summer.”