SV Werder Bremen have the aim of qualifying for international competitions. It is obvious that only a draw at home to 1. FC Nürnberg isn’t good enough to achieve this aim. There aren’t two ways of looking at this. “We are not satisfied with our early results, but it isn’t a bad start,” said Werder sporting director Frank Baumann. The Green-Whites haven’t lost a match so far this season and have...
You could see the disappointment in the faces of the Werder players when Virgil Misidjan equalised to snatch a point for Nürnberg last weekend. Four days on, the club’s hierarchy spoke of self-criticism.
In the 26th minute of the game against Nürnberg, Maxi Eggestein scored a wonder goal. He got the ball out of his feet before smashing a magnificent shot beyond the Fabian Bredlow in the goal. “It was unstoppable,” said the Werder midfielder after the game. “You can’t expect a goal like that, but I wanted to get it on target. I managed that quite well,” added Eggestein.
Werder won in extra time a couple of weeks ago, but things went differently this time out. Nürnberg equalised in the 92nd minute to earn a share of the spoilers at the Weserstadion. “It feels like a defeat,” said midfielder Davy Klaassen following the game.
After battling for 90 minutes, Werder were forced to take a point at home to Nürnberg. The away side equalised in injury time to cancel out a first-half wonder goal from Maxi Eggestein. Werder were well on top in the first half, playing good football and creating chances. Their play was rewarded with a goal from Maxi Eggestein – a powerful hit from outside the box. The second half was a much more...
Florian Kohfeldt keeps emphasising how important it is for him to never be completely satisfied. “We’ve always got to be dissatisfied, deep down. We must keep working hard every day to improve,” states the Coach. He’s clearly striving for more, as are the whole team.
Hannover, Stuttgart, Mainz, Hoffenheim, Berlin, Wolfsburg, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Dortmund, Leverkusen and Hannover again. 13 teams have come to the Weserstadion trying to beat SV Werder Bremen and 13 teams have failed. The Green-Whites have become a force to be reckoned with on home turf. 1. FC Nürnberg make the trip to Bremen on Sunday, and will try to avoid becoming number 14....
Florian Kohfeldt is looking forward to this weekend. He has a large group of players to choose from, but can only select 18 for the Werder’s second home game of the season. Both in defence and attack, the competition for places is already extremely intense.
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