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No fans to attend home game against Bielefeld

SV Werder Bremen’s home game against Arminia Bielefeld will take place behind closed doors. The local government made the decision on Thursday as a result of the recent coronavirus developments in Bremen – the seven-day infection rate was higher than the limit of 35 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on Thursday.

01.10.2020 / 16:15 / First Team

Werder to play friendly against FC St. Pauli

SV Werder Bremen will play another friendly during the international break. Florian Kohfeldt's side will face second-division side FC St. Pauli on Wednesday 07.10.2020. The game will take place at the Weserstadion Platz 11.

30.09.2020 / 15:00 / First Team

Keeping up the momentum

With the first victory of the season under their belts, the Werder team are working hard ahead of the third fixture of the season this weekend. Following the trip to Gelsenkirchen, the Green-Whites welcome DSC Arminia Bielefeld to the wohninvest WESERSTADION on Saturday (15:30 CEST). Werder midfielder Maxi Eggestein discussed the upcoming fixture and the win against Schalke in a midweek press...

30.09.2020 / 12:15 / First Team

Taking the next step

“Wins always boost self-confidence,” says Clemens Fritz. “And the more times you win, the more confidence you get,” explains the head of scouting and professional football at SV Werder. That's exactly what the Green-Whites are hoping for this season. SVW took a good first step with the 3-1 victory over Schalke at the weekend, but with the home game against newly promoted Arminia Bielefeld on...

29.09.2020 / 13:13 / First Team

“I’ve fulfilled a dream”

When referee Markus Schmidt got the game underway on Saturday evening in the VELTINS-Arena, Jean-Manuel Mbom celebrated his Bundesliga debut for SV Werder Bremen. “I can’t put it into words, it’s an unbelievable feeling. I never dreamt this would happen,” says the 20-year-old in interview with WERDER.TV. His special day was made all the better with a 3-1 victory over Schalke (match report).

28.09.2020 / 11:54 / First Team

"The right attitude"

SV Werder Bremen took all three points back up north after a 3-1 win over FC Schalke on Saturday. Head coach Florian Kohfeldt felt it was a "deserved win" and a "good performance for large parts". Left-back Ludwig Augustinsson, who assisted all three of Niclas Füllkrug's goals, praised the side's attitude.

26.09.2020 / 22:00 / First Team

Hattrick earns Werder first win of the season

What a night! A convincing Werder performance and a hattrick from Niclas Füllkrug earned Florian Kohfeldt’s team their first victory of the 2020/21 season. SVW dominated the match that was played without fans in the VELTINS-Arena, scoring two well-deserved first-half goals in the 22nd and 37th minutes. Füllkrug completed his hattrick with a 59th minute penalty, after which the game was all but...

26.09.2020 / 21:09 / Match Report

“Courage and aggression” against Schalke

“We completely messed up the first game.” Florian Kohfeldt didn’t beat around the bush when giving his thoughts on the start of the 2020/21 season. There was a strong sense of disappointment following the opening day defeat to Hertha BSC, but now is the time to bounce back. SV Werder’s head coach doesn’t want to hear any excuses. Werder travel to the VELTINS-Arena on Saturday and need to show “a...

25.09.2020 / 11:05 / First Team

Rashica not available to face Schalke

Milot Rashica will not take part in SV Werder’s away match at Schalke on Saturday. “He trained with the team on Wednesday and coped well, but wasn’t ready to train twice in a row before the game,” explained head coach Florian Kohfeldt.

24.09.2020 / 17:41 / First Team

Rashica und Moisander return to team training

Milot Rashica has returned to team training. The attacker took part in a number of sessions with his teammates on Tuesday, as preparations begin ahead of the game against Schalke 04. At this stage, a decision cannot yet be made on whether the 24-year-old will be an option for Saturday. “He had an intensive session with the fitness coach on Monday. We have to monitor how he handles the workload and...

22.09.2020 / 12:31 / First Team

“We need to learn quickly”

Davy Klaassen is evidently disappointed at his side’s losing start to the new Bundesliga season against Hertha BSC (4-1, match report). The 27-year-old has turned his attention to the future, however, as Werder face their next challenge away at FC Schalke 04 on Saturday. “We need to learn quickly,” says Werder’s vice-captain.

21.09.2020 / 12:34 / First Team

“We couldn’t switch on”

The 2020/21 season got off to a bad start for Werder as they were defeated 4-1 by Hertha BSC on Saturday, much to the disappointment of Florian Kohfeldt and his team. He summed up, ”at the end of the day, we deserved to lose.” In the view of Werder’s head coach, the Green-Whites had the chance “to take control of the match” shortly before half time, but were unable to switch on and capitalise. As...

19.09.2020 / 18:22 / First Team

Werder fall to 4-1 defeat on the first day of the season

It was not the start that Florian Kohfeldt and his team were hoping for. The first game of the new season saw SV Werder Bremen lose to Hertha BSC in front of 8,500 fans in the wohninvest WESERSTADION. The Berliners opened the scoring with two goals in five minutes as Pekarík (42’) and Lukébakio (45+2’) struck just before half time. Following the interval, Cunha added a third (63’), before Davie...

19.09.2020 / 17:32 / Match Report

Excited for the new chapter

Florian Kohfeldt is determined to do things better. “We really want to show everyone the football that we stand for this year and how hungry we are.” Werder’s head coach describes the start of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season as “a new chapter”. His side will write the first page on Saturday 19th September at 15:30 CEST against Hertha BSC. 8,500 fans are allowed to attend the fixture; the first time...

18.09.2020 / 16:39 / preliminary report

Veljkovic to feature in strong squad

The green-and-whites go into Saturday’s match against Hertha BSC with the majority of the squad fit and ready to go. At his press conference on Thursday, head coach Florian Kohfeldt described Werder’s squad situation as “really good” ahead of the start of the 2020/21 Bundesliga. SVW have a full squad to choose from, with Ömer Toprak, Milot Rashica and Kevin Möhwald the only exceptions. Milos...

17.09.2020 / 15:02 / First Team

Ömer Toprak misses out through injury

Bad news for Werder Bremen – Ömer Toprak is currently unavailable for the green-and-whites. The defender injured his calf muscle during training and underwent an MRI scan with team doctor Dr. Daniel Hellermann on Wednesday.

16.09.2020 / 20:44 / First Team

Chong back as normal, Rashica continues to rest

Preparations for Matchday 1 of the new Bundesliga season are underway. On Tuesday, Florian Kohfeldt’s men completed a team training session out on the pitch followed by a session in the gym, the game against Hertha BSC in focus. Milot Rashica did not take part in the morning’s session as he continues to rest. Tahith Chong, on the other hand, was able to take part as normal after the injury scare...

15.09.2020 / 15:29 / First Team

Tou Tou enters second year of partnership with Werder Bremen

Werder’s contract with TouTou - the first-ever global sleeve partner of the club - started in 2019 and will run at least until the end of the 2022 season.

15.09.2020 / 11:18 / First Team

Local government permits 8,500 fans at Bundesliga opener

SV Werder Bremen’s first home game of the season will take place with 8,500 fans in attendance. The local government in Bremen agreed on Sunday morning to allow the wohninvest WESERSTADION to open to fans to 20% of total capacity for Werder Bremen’s fixture against Hertha BSC.  ​​​​​​​

13.09.2020 / 14:10 / First Team

“I kept going and was ready”

There was one hugely important minute in the game in Jena. That was the minute between Josh Sargent’s great chance to make it 1-0, and then his actual goal to put Werder into the lead. “I was a bit frustrated at first, but I kept going and was ready for the next chance. Luckily, I took advantage when it came along,” said Josh Sargent on the morning after the 2-0 victory against FC Carl Zeiss Jena...

13.09.2020 / 13:25 / First Team
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