On Matchday 11, 17-year-old Jann-Fiete Arp scored his second Bundesliga goal for Hamburg and his first at the Volksparkstadion. The teenager, who prefers to be called Fiete by everyone except his mother, describes the moment his shot hit the net and how he dreamed of the moment since he first watched his beloved team from the stands, as well as life in the first-team in Markus Gisdol's side.
"It was an explosion for me too. Just after the game, the goal was a release. The 3-1 was the icing on the cake, but it was also a huge relief for everyone in the stadium. You could see that in the stands and in the team. The moment was unbeatable. It was the most awesome moment of my career.
"You get more and more used to the other football here, to the other hardship. Of course, I'm not yet fully physically prepared in professional football. I'm working on that right now. It's also a matter of self-confidence. The more often someone has trained or experienced success, the more self-confidence you get and then at some points you can play up with a feeling of as much freedom as in the U19. My self-confidence is growing a lot and I'm happy about that.
"That was a moment I thought of before the game. I was thinking of when, years ago, I was still standing in the north stand myself. That's what you always dream of, what you've been doing all the work for. And standing up and celebrating after such an important win in the north stand was beyond description.
"What's going on around me right now is almost scary to me. I'm trying to fade that out and just focus about what matters at the weekend. The distractions won't help me if we don't perform at the weekend. You have to differentiate what you do for that, but I think the guys are good at helping me, making sure I'm relaxed and keeping me chilled."