First-team news

One step closer to Berlin!

Werder’s DFB-Pokal journey continues! The Green-Whites booked a place in the semi-finals of the cup after beating SSV Jahn Regensburg 1-0 in Bavaria thanks to a beautiful 52nd minute strike from Yuya Osako. Florian Kohfeldt’s team, who are yet to concede a goal in the competition this season, will face RB Leipzig in Bremen on 30th April with a place in the final at stake.

07.04.2021 / 20:33 / Match Report

Semi-finals within reach

It’s here: the anticipated cup quarter-final against Regensburg will take place on Wednesday evening at the Jahnstadion (18:30 CEST). The positive efforts from the Stuttgart match need a better outcome to match this time. “Fundamentally I was pleased with the performance, but we had to take advantage of a few situations better,” said Florian Kohfeldt ahead of the clash with the Bundesliga 2 side....

06.04.2021 / 17:23 / preliminary report

Füllkrug sidelined with broken toe, Toprak available

Florian Kohfeldt should be able to count on centre-back Ömer Toprak for the DFB-Pokal quarter-final against SSV Jahn Regensburg. The defensive leader required attention several times during the match away in Stuttgart but the head coach says that he is an option for the squad going into the next match. “We will decide early tomorrow morning whether he will start. He came through the game in...

06.04.2021 / 14:46 / First Team

"We deserved more"

There was huge frustration after the 1-0 defeat on Sunday, and the dropped points continued to sting as the new week dawned. “The disappointment is still there today. We could see that there was a lot more in the game yesterday,” said Christian Groß. Now though, attention turns to Wednesday’s DFB-Pokal quarter-final against SSV Jahn Regensburg. The good showing against Stuttgart needs to be...

05.04.2021 / 12:50 / First Team

Hard work, unlucky defeat

SV Werder Bremen suffered a narrow defeat to VfB Stuttgart on Easter Sunday. “It was our most unnecessary defeat so far,” is how a disappointed Maximilian Eggestein summed up the 1-0 loss. “We definitely deserved more today,” added head coach Florian Kohfeldt. Next up, Werder will need to recover well in time for their rescheduled DFB-Pokal quarterfinal against SSV Jahn Regensburg on Wednesday...

04.04.2021 / 18:53 / First Team

Late own goal sinks Werder

Werder Bremen conceded an unlucky own goal late on in Stuttgart to lose 1-0 to VfB. In a match characterised by fiercely fought duels, the Green-Whites were unable to finish any of their chances and left the Mercedes-Benz Arena empty handed after Ludwig Augustinsson deflected the ball into his own net (81’) to give the three points to Pellegrino Matarazzo’s team.

04.04.2021 / 17:25 / Match Report

Play at a higher tempo

With the international break now over, Werder are looking to secure their place in mid-table. Aside from Milos Veljkovic, all players who were away with their countries have returned fully fit. SVW made good use of the break to work on things in training. “A lot of the ideas we wanted to introduce during the international break worked well from what I saw in training,” said Florian Kohfeldt at the...

03.04.2021 / 10:35 / preliminary report

Woltemade ruled out for several weeks

We’ll start with the good news: All players who returned from international duty tested negative for coronavirus. "They also all came back without any injuries and are all able to train," added Florian Kohfeldt on Good Friday. The Werder head coach did however have two injuries to report on ahead of Sunday’s encounter with VfB Stuttgart (kick-off 15:30): Nick Woltemade and Milos Veljkovic. 

02.04.2021 / 14:10 / First Team

Werder trio set to return from international duty

The international break draws to a close with Werder trio Ludwig Augustinsson, Marco Friedl and Milot Rashica’s national teams all in action on Wednesday night in friendlies and World Cup qualifiers. 

01.04.2021 / 11:47 / First Team

Veljkovic training individually, Zetterer back in team training

Werder players who were away on international duty are returning back to Bremen and preparations for the game against VfB Stuttgart are getting underway. Head coach Florian Kohfeldt has an almost full squad to choose from for the trip to Baden-Württemberg, with only Milos Veljkovic training individually this week.

31.03.2021 / 11:41 / First Team

Yuya Osako bags a hat-trick in big win for Japan

What a night for Yuya Osako and Japan! The Samurai Blue dismantled Mongolia 14-0 as part of a World Cup qualifier. Osako scored a hat-trick to along with an assist and was named Man of the Match.

30.03.2021 / 14:37 / First Team

Augustinsson scores against Rashica’s Kosovo

Ludwig Augustinsson helped Sweden overcome Kosovo and Milot Rashica on Sunday evening with the first goal in the eventual 3-0 victory. The 26-year-old opened the scoring in the 12th minute following a good assist from Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the Swedes made it two victories from two in World Cup qualifying. The Werder left-back was substituted after 83 minutes, with his native Sweden going top of...

28.03.2021 / 23:11 / First Team

Milos Veljkovic returns early from Serbia national team

Milos Veljkovic has returned to Bremen early from the Serbian national team, after defender suffered from adductor problems during a training session. An MRI examination by team doctor Dr. Daniel Hellermann on Saturday in Bremen revealed a strain in the adductor area of the right thigh.

27.03.2021 / 14:49 / First Team

“Without him, I wouldn’t be where I am today”

The number 263 may look like any other number to most people, but it has a special meaning for Theodor Gebre Selassie - it’s the number of appearances the former Czech international has made for Werder. This total takes the club vice-captain above Werder icon Thomas Schaaf, who brought Gebre Selassie to Bremen back in 2012. “It’s definitely something special,” said the right-back in a press...

26.03.2021 / 15:16 / First Team

Sargent and Osako with assists

It was a successful night of international action for Yuya Osako and Josh Sargent on Thursday. Osako assisted two of Japan’s goals as they defeated South Korea 3-0 in a friendly. Meanwhile in the USA’s international friendly against Jamaica, Josh Sargent set up the second goal as the Americans beat the Reggae Boyz 4-1.

26.03.2021 / 10:43 / First Team

Timing of possible DFB-Pokal semi-final confirmed

The timing of the DFB-Pokal semi-final awaiting the winner of the game between SV Werder Bremen and SSV Jahn Regensburg was confirmed on Friday by the DFB. Should Werder win rescheduled quarter-final, they will place RB Leipzig on Friday 30th April 2021 at 20:30 CEST. The clash was originally scheduled for Sunday 2nd May 2021.

26.03.2021 / 10:00 / First Team

“We cannot take our foot off the gas”

Some time away from the training pitch came in handy for Ömer Toprak, who was able to overcome a cold during the short period of rest and recovery. “I’m fit again now,” reported Toprak on Thursday. The centre-back has been in good form for Werder in recent weeks, starting each of SVW’s last 20 Bundesliga matches and playing the full 90 minutes in the last eight consecutive matches.

25.03.2021 / 15:55 / First Team

Four Saturday games to end the season

The DFL (Deutsche Fußball Liga) released the kick-off times for the still outstanding matchdays this Bundesliga season. SV Werder Bremen will face Borussia Dortmund away on Sunday, 18 April 2021 at 15:30 CEST. On the final day of the season, SVW welcome Borussia Mönchengladbach to the wohninvest WESERSTADION (22 May, 15:30 CEST).

25.03.2021 / 14:00 / First Team

Kevin Möhwald completes individual week of training

Big fun in small groups! The Green-Whites began the week of training without players away on international duty on Thursday. After three days of rest and recovery, head coach Florian Kohfeldt and the team were in good spirits as they started the longer preparations for the away trip to Baden-Württemberg to take on VfB Stuttgart on Sunday 4th April (15:30 CEST).

25.03.2021 / 13:06 / First Team

Pavlenka begins World Cup qualifiers with big win

A perfect start to World Cup qualification for Jiri Pavlenka! The Werder goalkeeper played all 90 minutes for his home country as the Czech Republic beat Estonia 6-2. The victory means that the Czechs take an early lead in Qualification Group E after the first matchday.

25.03.2021 / 08:07 / First Team
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