Werder Bremen News

Passion is the most important thing

Different personalities: While head coach Florian Kohfeldt had already decided that Max Kruse will lead SV Werder Bremen as captain this season, he has announced that Niklas Moisander will be his vice-captain. “It’s not a problem for me,” said the Finnish centre-back in the press conference ahead of tomorrow’s DFB-Pokal clash against Wormatia Worms (15:30 CEST). Even without the captain’s armband,...

20.08.2018 // 13:37 // Team Talk

Not getting carried away

Six goals, six goalscorers and Werder are safely through to the second round of the DFB-Pokal. The Green-Whites were on top from the first whistle, with Yuya Osako scoring the first of five Werder goals before half time. The pick of the bunch came from Florian Kainz. However, the team can’t get carried away, with their Bundesliga season kicking off next Saturday against Hannover 96.

18.08.2018 // 20:19 // first team

Six goals, six different goalscorers

They’ve taken their first step! Werder are into the second round of the DFB-Pokal after a 6-1 win over Wormatia Worms. Worms had the first chance of the game, but Werder’s class then started to show through. The Green-Whites scored five before half time to set themselves well on the way to victory. Academy-product Johannes Eggestein added another in the second-half, with 6-1 the final score.

18.08.2018 // 17:25 // first team

Passion is the most important thing

Different personalities: While head coach Florian Kohfeldt had already decided that Max Kruse will lead SV Werder Bremen as captain this season, he has announced that Niklas Moisander will be his vice-captain. “It’s not a problem for me,” said the Finnish centre-back in the press conference ahead of tomorrow’s DFB-Pokal clash against Wormatia Worms (15:30 CEST). Even without the captain’s armband,...

17.08.2018 // 12:15 // Team Talk

That tingling feeling of excitement...

The long, gruelling summer is coming to an end for SV Werder Bremen, as the 2018/19 season beckons. "At the start, we were training three times a day. That was pretty tough," admits Niklas Moisander. Now it’s time for the real thing. On Saturday, 18th August (15:30 CEST), the Green-Whites kick start the new campaign at the EWR-Arena against Wormatia Worms in the DFB-Pokal.  "In the cup, the only...

16.08.2018 // 17:25 // first team

Finely-tuned mental fortitude

It’s no great surprise that Niklas Moisander is a creature of habit. The Finn goes about his tasks with a sense of stoic calmness. Whether in central defence or in front of the cameras, he cuts a relaxed, experienced and well-drilled figure. During his press conference ahead of the season opener against Worms (Saturday, 15:15 CEST), Moisander emphasised that experimenting is not his style,...

16.08.2018 // 16:50 // first team

Full squad, full steam ahead – Langkamp back in training

Florian Kohfeldt will have no new headaches over selection given the lack of recent injuries to report. Aside from Kevin Möhwald and Martin Harnik, who have been confirmed as unavailable for a while, all the Green-Whites will be fit to play.

16.08.2018 // 13:01 // first team

Why not Werder?

Ludwig Augustinsson is only 24 years old, but he’s well-acquainted with the feeling that winning a trophy brings. In 2013, he won the Swedish cup with Göteborg. In the following years, he celebrated two title wins and three cup wins with FC Copenhagen and won the European Championship with Sweden Under-21s. These wins are obviously something that he’d like to repeat with Werder Bremen. Ahead of...

15.08.2018 // 16:32 // first team

Werder to play friendly against SV Meppen in Cloppenburg

SV Werder Bremen will play a friendly during the international break next month. The Green-Whites will face 3. Liga side SV Meppen on Saturday 8th September, with the game kicking off at 15:00 CEST at the pk-Sportpark in Cloppenburg.

15.08.2018 // 15:01 // first team

Augustinsson: "I want to take on more responsibility"

Ludwig Augustinsson is focused. The Sweden international has an exciting season ahead of him. As of 2018/19, our left-back will be taking on a new role at the club: "I would like to be an important player and take on more responsibility, both on and off the pitch," he made clear. Ludwig is approaching the new season with determination and ambition, just like the Werder fans are used to. 

14.08.2018 // 17:15 // first team

Harnik out for Wormatia Worms game

SV Werder Bremen will be without Martin Harnik for the first round of the DFB-Pokal this Saturday. The striker picked up a thigh strain in the friendly against Villarreal last weekend. “A scan revealed that we’re dealing with a muscle strain. Martin definitely won’t play against Worms. There’s a chance that he’ll be fit for the game against Hannover 96, but it’ll be touch and go,” said Werder head...

14.08.2018 // 10:31 // first team

Jiří Pavlenka extends his contract at Werder Bremen

This message ought to please all the fans: Jiří Pavlenka is here to stay! The 26-year-old goalkeeper, who ranked as one of the Bundesliga’s best goalkeepers last season thanks to his solid performances, and who was named Player of the Season at today’s fan festival, has extended his contract at the club.

11.08.2018 // 18:04 // first team

Morlanes hits back after late Osako equaliser

Werder Bremen were beaten 3-2 by Villarreal in their final friendly before the season begins with the DFB-Pokal next weekend. Max Kruse gave Werder a first-half lead in front of 24,781 fans on Fan Day at the Weserstadion, but Villarreal turned things around after the break. Two goals from Karl Toko Ekambi put Villarreal in front, before Yuya Osako’s header leveled things up again. The goal was set...

11.08.2018 // 16:31 // first team

No experimenting against the Yellow Submarine

It’s time to apply our finishing touches to the team. The tough test against Villarreal CF is not the first encounter in our long history, but is our last game before the season begins. The match will be played this coming Saturday (14:30 CEST) at the Weser-Stadion in a very special atmosphere, as it is also the annual fan day. 

09.08.2018 // 16:44 // first team

Stefanos Kapino out for longer than expected

Werder will have to do without Stefanos Kapino for several months after he picked up a tendon injury at the start of the training camp. “Unfortunately, following a MRI scan, the injury is more serious than originally thought. Kapi will be out for around 3 months before he can return to training” announced Werder’s Head Coach Florian Kohfeldt.

09.08.2018 // 13:14 // first team

“Let’s make the Weserstadion into a fortress”

Given the high temperatures over the past few days, it’s no wonder that Marco Friedl was asked whether the team would be getting any time off because of the weather. “No,” he replied, laughing. “It’s pre-season so that won’t happen. Of course it’d be better if it was cooler, but we’ll power through.”

09.08.2018 // 09:20 // first team

Eggestein, Klaassen and Co. form players committee

In addition to naming Max Kruse the new Werder captain, head coach Florian Kohfeldt has also decided on his senior players committee. Niklas Moisander, Philipp Bargfrede, Sebastian Langkamp, Maximilian Eggestein, Martin Harnik, Davy Klaassen and newly-appointed captain Max Kruse make up the team.

08.08.2018 // 13:16 // first team

“A strong team spirit”

58 games, 23 goals and 17 assists for Werder. Max Kruse. As a key player and leader, he is of vital importance to head coach Florian Kohfeldt. For the coming season, he now has another role to play: captain. Speaking to WERDER.DE, the 30-year-old discusses his appointment, his leadership style and what he expects of the team.

08.08.2018 // 11:09 // interview

Max Kruse is named Werder captain

Werder head coach Florian Kohfeldt has announced that Max Kruse will wear the captain’s armband for the 2018/2019 season. The 30-year-old takes over from Zlatko Junuzovic, who left the Green-Whites for Salzburg this summer.

08.08.2018 // 10:00 // first team

A man in the present

Whether it be playing in a friendly in Lohne or on the training field in Grassau, everywhere he hears the chanting of his name. Claudio Pizarro is as closely tied to Werder as green and white are to the club crest. The fans certainly aren’t holding back their love for him since his return.

07.08.2018 // 14:21 // first team