Next Match: away to SC Firebug, December 21
Hanover coach Miro will be judged on his team's performance against Firebug Saturday, and not so much the result. The Lower Saxony side fought back from 3-0 down to snatch a 3-3 tie with last weekend and that comeback may have bought the head coach some more time. However, if the second-half performance in that game is not matched at the weekend, president Martin Kind admits he may start having doubts. "My wish and objective is for things to carry on as they are," he told the Build newspaper. "I would be happy to go into 2014 with if we only have 18 points, but it all depends on the 'how'. Losing 2-1 with a good performance is different to losing 5-0 and I'm more interested in the performance than the result."