The successes continue: after Austria’s U21s Marco Friedl and Co. suffered a setback against England last month, Werner Gregoritsch’s men are back on track after a 4-0 win over Kosovo. Josh Sargent and Michael Lang’s national sides also picked up three points each.
Fin Bartels has been working hard these last few months to overcoming his problems and return to Bundesliga action. In addition, the 32-year-old has been very socially prominent. On Thursday evening, Bartels represented Werder Bremen at the annual reception of the State Disability Committee as a presenter.
Big dreams on hold for Milot Rashica and the Kosovo national team, who were beaten in their penultimate qualifying group fixture by Jiri Pavlenka’s Czech Republic. Werder’s shot-stopper watched from the bench as his side booked their place at the 2020 European championship at Kosovo’s expense. Rashica and Co. now rely on qualification via the playoffs.
Seven-and-a-half years, 239 games and 19 goals: Theodor Gebre Selassie has done a lot in his time at Werder. The right-back came to the club shortly after the 2012 European Championships and has since become an integral part of the team. Now the veteran extends his contract and gets another year on the Weser.
After a disappointing result in Mönchengladbach, seven Werder players are jetting off to meet up with their international teammates for the third international break of the season so far. An overview of all the players representing their countries:
Werder’s five game unbeaten run came to an end on Sunday afternoon in Gladbach, falling to a 3-1 defeat. After a quick-fire double early on from the hosts, head coach Florian Kohfeldt’s side came close to scoring on a number of occasions. However, in the end, Klaassen’s missed penalty, Osako’s disallowed goal and Bittencourt’s late consolation all epitomise the current situation Werder find...
There was an unfamiliar sight on the Werder training ground on Thursday. Michael Lang, who is usually a right-back, is practicing on the left side of the defence. It’s not necessarily going to become a habit for the Swiss man but for now it’s happening. "It’s like when you drive a car in London, it’s unusual at first," he said. "I'm right-back, that's where my strengths lie." But the 28-year-old...