Kind confident of Hannover survival

A 2-1 defeat at home to Hoffenheim at the weekend in Michael Frontzeck’s first game in charge left the Reds with just a two-point advantage over bottom-placed Stuttgart, while they face second-placed Wolfsburg in a Lower Saxony derby this coming weekend.

Defeat there could see them slip to the bottom of the pile with three matches to go, but Kind is remaining optimistic.

“When you look at the other results, then things have got a little tighter, but we can still make it,” he told Kicker magazine.

“The team have shown character and will.”

Kind also believes they were right to replace Tayfun Korkut with Frontzeck at such a late stage of the campaign.

“I think you could see differences,” he said. “Frontzeck also emits more calm and optimism.

“I’m certain he can motivate the team and that they will all face up to this relegation challenge.”