First-team news

Second time lucky

“We can all sleep well tonight,” said Josh Sargent shortly after the match against Eintracht Frankfurt, and the 21-year-old was just as ecstatic with the win the morning after. “We wanted to pick up points again no matter what – not just for the team, but also for the fans.”

27.02.2021 / 12:48 / First Team

“We were at our best this evening”

When André Silva headed home the opener for Eintracht Frankfurt in the 9th minute, not many would have been predicting a home win for SV Werder. However, Florian Kohfeldt’s team displayed their desire and commitment in the second half and managed to turn the game around to take all three points at the wohninvest WESERSTADION. “We played the best team of 2021 and we beat them,” beamed Kevin Möhwald...

27.02.2021 / 00:11 / First Team

Werder come from behind to beat Frankfurt!

Werder fought back from behind and secured a massive three points on Friday evening as they defeated Champions League-chasing Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1. A lightning start to the second half saw Theodor Gebre Selassie level the scores after just two minutes (47’) before Josh Sargent remained cool to slot home the winner in the 67th minute. André Silva had given the visitors an early lead with his 9th...

26.02.2021 / 22:34 / Match Report

Showing a positive reaction

SVW coach Florian Kohfeldt summed up his approach to training following last Sunday’s heavy defeat to Hoffenheim in one word: “The appropriate term for this week’s training is ‘realistic’.” However, he did not mean that Werder will be going into the match against Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday evening (20:30 CET) with no hope of picking up points. “I’m fully aware of how tough the challenge...

25.02.2021 / 17:00 / preliminary report

Augustinsson and Erras will miss Frankfurt game

Ludwig Augustinsson and Patrick Erras will not be available for SV Werder Bremen’s home game against Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday night, Florian Kohfeldt confirmed at Thursday’s pre-match press conference.

25.02.2021 / 13:15 / First Team

Toprak: “I take the responsibility on myself”

Wednesday’s press conference saw Ömer Toprak cut a self-critical but motivated figure as he sat down to speak to the media. “I slept badly because I was so frustrated,” he recalls of the night after the Hoffenheim defeat. “In an ideal world, I’d love to be playing again tomorrow.” However, Toprak will have to wait for another day before the Green-Whites welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to Bremen on...

24.02.2021 / 15:51 / First Team

Increasing the intensity and regaining self-confidence

The Werder players began a shorter week of training on Wednesday ahead of Friday night’s Bundesliga fixture against Eintracht Frankfurt at the wohninvest WESERSTADION (20:30 CET). Though there are not as many sessions, coach Florian Kohfeldt’s team will make up for that with the intensity of training. “It’s vital that we have the right attitude in training and regain our self-confidence,” said...

24.02.2021 / 12:46 / First Team

Looking ahead to Frankfurt

It’s fair to say that Maxi Eggestein and his teammates had imagined the game against TSG Hoffenheim going differently beforehand. “The evening after the game wasn’t pleasant for any of us obviously,” says the 24-year-old, who wants to come to terms with the 4-0 defeat before putting it completely behind him. However, one eye is on Friday’s game against Eintracht Frankfurt which is fast...

23.02.2021 / 18:11 / First Team

Baumann: “We have to respond to this setback”

Frank Baumann’s disappointment at the heavy defeat against TSG Hoffenheim was clear as SVW’s sporting director sat down to discuss the game at a press conference on Monday. “The bottom line is that it was a very, very poor performance from us, and one that came as a surprise,” said Baumann. However, Werder’s sporting director was keen to emphasise that Friday night’s game will give the...

22.02.2021 / 12:43 / First Team

“We didn’t offer anything today”

None of the Werder players were able to find any positives following the 4-0 defeat to TSG Hoffenheim on Sunday evening and were highly self-critical as they reflected on the game after the final whistle. “We didn’t offer anything today. We brought nothing both in footballing terms and in terms of physicality,” summed up centre-back Ömer Toprak. “As a team, we had a nightmare today,” added head...

21.02.2021 / 20:27 / First Team

Sunday evening defeat for Werder

It was a bad evening in Sinsheim for the Green-Whites, as Florian Kohfeldt’s team were comfortably beaten 4-0 by TSG Hoffenheim. On target for the hosts were Bebou (26’), Baumgarnter (44’), Dabbur (49’) and Rutter (90’). Despite periods of decent passing play, Werder were unable to pack a punch at either end of the pitch and fell to a heavy defeat as a result. It will take a much better...

21.02.2021 / 19:56 / Match Report

“Positive friction” as crunch time begins

This weekend’s trip to TSG Hoffenheim isn’t just a battle with Werder Bremen’s neighbours in the Bundesliga table – it also marks the start of a crucial phase of the campaign. “The next two and a half weeks will be very important for our season,” underlined Florian Kohfeldt at his pre-match press conference. “No one here is taking anything for granted. We’re all well aware that we’re entering...

20.02.2021 / 10:30 / preliminary report

Trio could feature against Hoffenheim

Marco Friedl, Ludwig Augustinsson and Milos Veljkovic could possibly feature away to Hoffenheim on Sunday (21/02/21, 18:00 CET), although there are no guarantees. “I’m cautiously optimistic regarding all three players,” said Florian Kohfeldt at the pre-match press conference on Friday.  

19.02.2021 / 13:26 / First Team

A new role for Ömer Toprak

The 1-1 draw against TSG Hoffenheim earlier this season may not stick in the mind of Ömer Toprak, but it was an important turning point for Werder’s centre-back. It was the last Bundesliga game in which Toprak did not feature. Since then, things have been going well for the 31-year-old. “I’m happy with the way things are currently,” he says in an interview with WERDER.TV. “I don’t think many...

18.02.2021 / 17:35 / First Team

“Mr. Clean Sheet” and a strong defence

Not only did Jiri Pavlenka deliver an impressive performance in his most recent Bundesliga game against SC Freiburg, the goalkeeper also reached a new personal milestone. ‘Pavlas’ has now kept 30 clean sheets for Werder, including seven shutouts across all competitions this season. According to the Czech international, a lot of the credit is owed to his defence. “Of course it’s very good to see...

18.02.2021 / 10:58 / First Team

“It’s one of those matches that just sticks in your head”

SV Werder’s director of football and scouting Clemens Fritz sat down for a midweek press conference on Wednesday to discuss the key themes of the week at Osterdeich. Chief among these is the upcoming trip to Sinsheim as Werder take on TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Sunday (18:00 CET). The first ever Bundesliga encounter between Werder and Hoffenheim is one that the 40-year-old remembers well, as it was...

17.02.2021 / 12:29 / First Team

Friedl and Veljkovic hoping to return for Sunday’s game

For Marco Friedl and Milos Veljkovic, Saturday afternoon’s Bundesliga clash with SC Freiburg was one from which neither emerged unscathed, with both picking up minor injuries. Though Marco Friedl was able to finish the match at the wohninvest WESERSTADION despite a twisted ankle, Milos Veljkovic’s afternoon came to an early end as he was taken off at half time due a calf problem.

15.02.2021 / 14:41 / First Team

Sale of match-worn shirts raises €12,700

It was the third auction that SV Werder Bremen have carried out with partner matchwornshirt.com, and the most successful to date! A total of €12,698 was raised for a good cause through the sale of match-worn shirts from the Bundesliga game at home to FC Schalke 04.

15.02.2021 / 13:19 / WERDER BEWEGT

“No drama and no celebrations”

It was a muted atmosphere following the final whistle at the wohninvest WESERSTADION on Saturday afternoon, as SV Werder drew 0-0 with SC Freiburg. “The result is fine,” said head coach Florian Kohfeldt, but the boss was not satisfied with the Green-Whites’ performance. “It wasn’t a big step forward. We have to maintain our concentration.”

13.02.2021 / 18:34 / First Team

Fighting performance rewarded with a point

As expected, it was a tough, hard-fought game against SC Freiburg. Head coach Florian Kohfeldt’s side battled hard throughout the 90 minutes but had to settle with a point at home to the team from Baden-Württemberg. It was a tactical match with no shortage of chances but neither team was able to capitalise on these to break the deadlock. After a difficult opening half hour, the Green-Whites found...

13.02.2021 / 17:36 / Match Report
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