Werder Bremen News

The running man

+++ Energetic and dangerous in front of goal: Nobody was stopping Fin Bartels on Saturday. First, he nutmegged Matthias Ginter, before outrunning Sokratis and coolly slotting the ball past Roman Weidenfeller.  “It definitely wasn’t the worst goal I’ve ever scored,” said Bartels about his third goal in his last six games. Bartels covered the most ground on the pitch on Saturday, running a distance...

23.01.2017 // 12:56 // Team Talk

"Proved we can compete with the best"

A defeat is a defeat. The way it came about, no matter how unfortunate the circumstances were or how positive the performance of the losing side was, at the end of the day it doesn’t matter. An experience the Green-Whites were once again forced to make on Bundesliga matchday 17. Despite playing with only ten men against Dortmund, Werder battled back into the game and managed to level the score...

22.01.2017 // 12:09 // first team

Janek Sternberg moves to Hungary

Defender Janek Sternberg will leave SV Werder Bremen and move to Hungary Erstliga side Ferencváros Budapest. The 24-year-old will meet up with German head coach Thomas Doll as well as Ex-Werder player Oliver Hüsing at his new club, who moved in the summer. 

21.01.2017 // 19:44 // first team

Werder overcome by Dortmund 2-1

Werder marked the end of the first half of Bundesliga games this season with a 2-1 defeat at home to Borussia Dortmund. André Schürrle scored very early on for Dortmund (5’), before Werder were reduced to ten men after Jaroslav Drobny was adjudged to have brought down Marco Reus (39’). Despite being a man down, Werder still managed to create some good chances with captain Clemens Fritz inches away...

21.01.2017 // 19:05 // first team

The wait is almost over

+++Anticipation is the most wonderful form of joy. Tomorrow, exactly a month after the Green and Whites played their last game before the Christmas break against TSG Hoffenheim, Werder Bremen will get their 2017 footballing year underway against Borussia Dortmund. And it’s high time we got going again. “We are all looking forward to the game and are excited to finally get back out there again,”...

20.01.2017 // 17:52 // Team Talk

Klenheisler goes out on loan to Budapest

Lászlo Kleinheisler’s loan at SV Darmstadt 98 has been terminated. The Hungary international was loaned to Darmstadt from Werder this summer, however he will not be returning to Bremen immediately. Instead, Kleinheisler will join Ferencváros Budapest on loan subject to completing a medical. Sporting director Frank Baumann confirmed that all parties will come together to agree terms on Friday. 

20.01.2017 // 15:31 // first team

Another top performance required

It’s almost time! The Bundesliga will soon kick off another year of action and a huge challenge awaits SV Werder in the first competitive match of 2017. For Champions League side Borussia Dortmund, sixth-place isn’t a satisfactory position in the league, however, they are nevertheless the clear favourites for this Saturday’s clash (15:30 CET). “Both team’s role before the game are clear, but we...

19.01.2017 // 16:41 // preliminary report

"Not just buying players, but keeping them as well"

Werder begin their return to competitive action for the first time in 2017 on Saturday. Frank Baumann views the game against Borussia Dortmund as the start of the second half of his time as sporting director of Werder, even though the 41-year-old has already been in the role for eight months now. It is an important time for Baumann, as it will prove whether “the work done at the training camp has...

18.01.2017 // 20:31 // interview

Grillitsch out for a few weeks

Florian Grillitsch will not be able to feature for SV Werder for a couple of weeks. An examination carried out by Prof. Habermeyer in Munich revealed that the Austrian midfielder dislocated his shoulder at the winter training camp in Alhaurin el Grande. 

18.01.2017 // 15:37 // first team

Pizarro returns to training early

On Tuesday morning, four days before the Bundesliga restarts, the Werder players braved the ice-cold temperatures in Bremen to do some laps of the pitch. Before, a session in the gym was on the schedule for the Green-Whites, while in the afternoon the lads were outside in more usual surroundings with footballs at their feet. The good news of the day came from Claudio Pizarro, as the striker...

17.01.2017 // 16:12 // first team

Caldirola comeback

+++ Finally some game time again: There were fears he would not be able to come back but Luca Caldirola has returned to the field and is wearing the Werder shirt once again. The Italian centre-back has had to wait four months and three days for this moment. Caldirola was brought on 20 minutes before the end against second-tier side Eintracht Braunschweig together with five of his fellow teammates....

16.01.2017 // 16:30 // Team Talk

Grillitsch to leave Werder in the summer

Florian Grillitsch will leave SV Werder in the summer and sign for fellow Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. The news was announced by both team on Monday afternoon. “It’s a real shame that he’s going to leave us. In the last few year he’s developed well at Werder and taken the step from youth team to the senior squad,” said Frank Baumann.

16.01.2017 // 14:55 // first team

2-1 friendly loss in tricky conditions

SV Werder have suffered defeat in their last friendly of the winter break against Eintracht Braunschweig (2-1). In snowy conditions at the Eintracht-Stadion, Nouri’s men couldn't avoid a narrow loss to the second division side, despite carving out some good chances. 

14.01.2017 // 20:33 // first team

Six players remain a doubt

The countdown to the second half of the season has been underway since Werder returned from their winter training camp. Despite there being a good week before the return to Bundesliga action against Borussia Dortmund, some of the Werder players remain doubtful for the clash. WERDER.DE gives an update on the injured players

13.01.2017 // 17:12 // first team

Oldenburg friendly called off

Werder’s friendly game against the Regionalliga side, VfB Oldenburg, has been cancelled. The game was due to take place this Sunday (15th January) at 14:00 CET. The pitch in Restede has been deemed unfit for playing on due to the current weather conditions. 

13.01.2017 // 16:07 // first team

Training continues in the Bremen cold

Thursday saw SV Werder return to training in Bremen, it was the first session since the Green-Whites returned from their training camp in Alhaurín el Grande, Spain. Very different weather conditions greeted Alexander Nouri’s men as they arrived back at the Weser-Stadion in the morning. 

12.01.2017 // 15:52 // first team

The world comes to Bremen

+++ They’re everywhere! Obviously the lion’s share of Werder fans are from Bremen itself, but there are actually a lot of Green-White supporters from all over the world. Whether in China, Russia, Scotland, Jordan or Moldova, there are plenty who cheer on their favourites despite the long distance between them. They will now, however, all travel to Bremen and meet up to celebrate their...

10.01.2017 // 14:03 // first team

“Perfect conditions and a good atmosphere”

Adiós Alhaurín! SV Werder concluded their training camp at the Spanish Costa del Sol on Tuesday afternoon. The Green-Whites left their base in Alhaurín el Grande at 12:00 CET. The team will fly from Malaga back to Bremen at around 14:00 CET. 

10.01.2017 // 13:14 // first team

Two reasons to celebrate

The Green-Whites were not able to celebrate a victory at the start of 2017 but they can still be happy about two players making their long-awaited debuts. New signing Thomas Delaney and the long-time injured Justin Eilers played in the Werder shirt for the first time on Monday and both left the field with big smiles. “It was pretty tiring but I’m very happy,” said a delighted Eilers, who played...

10.01.2017 // 12:26 // first team

Fallou Diagne moves to FC Metz on loan

Fallou Diagne is set to return to France. The 27-year-old defender has been loaned out to Ligue 1 side FC Metz on loan until the end of the 2017/18 season. Werder’s sporting director Frank Baumann announced the move on Tuesday morning.

10.01.2017 // 11:28 // first team