First-team news

Ole Werner on the sidelines.

“Aware of the importance of every single point”

The defeat to VfB Stuttgart was a tough pill to swallow for SV Werder, and the boys were forced to reflect critically on their performance. Nevertheless, the Green-Whites have reviewed last week’s game in the same way they normally do. “We have a critical way of looking back on our matches, both when we lose or win points. We haven’t deviated from this for the game against Stuttgart,” explained…

07.12.2023 / 15:20 / First Team
Werder players sprinting in a line during training.

Werder to resume training on 2nd January

SV Werder Bremen will resume training after the winter break on Tuesday, 2nd January 2024, ahead of the remainder of the season. 

07.12.2023 / 13:30 / First Team
Felix Agu running with the ball at his feet.

First start in 582 days

As matchday dawned at the team hotel in Stuttgart last Saturday, Felix Agu couldn't have known yet what that evening would hold for him. Head coach Ole Werner informed the team of his team selection in the morning, with Agu learning that he would soon make his long-awaited return to the starting line-up, 582 days after his most recent start for the Green-Whites. "To be honest, I was really looking…

06.12.2023 / 15:49 / First Team
Jiri Pavlenka on the training pitch.

Pavlenka returns to training at the start of the week

Jiri Pavlenka was back involved in training at the start of this week ahead of the home game against FC Augsburg on Saturday, 09.11.23 (15:30 CET). The goalkeeper missed the game away at VfB Stuttgart due to an infection.

05.12.2023 / 14:30 / First Team
The team in a huddle after the game.

“It can’t happen to us in that way”

SV Werder Bremen were the weaker team for the majority of the game against Swabian side VfB Stuttgart, who are currently occupying third position in the Bundesliga table, and the mood among the players and staff in the mixed zone was seemingly low following the defeat. WERDER.DE have summarised the reaction to the loss.

02.12.2023 / 20:59 / First Team
Leonardo Bittencourt in 1-v-1 with Silas.

Werder fall to defeat in Stuttgart

SV Werder Bremen returned home empty-handed after a difficult loss away to VfB Stuttgart. The Swabian side came out on top thanks to goals from Deniz Undav (17’) and Serhou Guirassy (75’). A strong final push from the Green-Whites was unfortunately no use, as the visitors were unable to put a goal past the impressive Stuttgart eleven.

02.12.2023 / 20:40 / Match Report

Looking to take points off this season's surprise package

Despite just narrowly steering clear of relegation last season, VfB Stuttgart are the favourites in the upcoming fixture at the MHPArena against SV Werder Bremen on Saturday, 2nd December (18:30 CET). With nine wins and 27 points under their belts, the hosts are currently occupying third place in the Bundesliga table – an impressive return after 12 matchdays. The Green-Whites under head coach Ole…

01.12.2023 / 14:59 / preliminary report
Head coach Ole Werner speaking in the huddle with the team.

“Going to Stuttgart to win the game”

After having to sit out of last week’s pre-match press conference due to illness, Ole Werner was back answering the journalists' questions as usual ahead of Saturday evening’s away meeting with VfB Stuttgart (18:30 CET). Despite Amos Pieper's serious injury casting a shadow over the week of training, the head coach is determined to rise to the upcoming challenge.

30.11.2023 / 14:26 / First Team
Group photo from the training session with the Blue Dragon Childrens' Foundation

Delegation trip begins with “emotional visits” and Lecka Cup

SV Werder Bremen have begun their Bundesliga delegation trip to Vietnam in Hanoi. The week-long visit began in the capital on Monday. The Green-Whites were accompanied and supported by the Economic Development Agency for Bremen, with the help of Bremeninvest’s office in Vietnam and Werder’s official partner, Lecka Nutrition.

29.11.2023 / 16:47 / WERDER BEWEGT
Amos Pieper kneeling down at training.

Amos Pieper set for spell on sidelines due to broken ankle

Both SV Werder Bremen and Amos Pieper were dealt a major blow on Wednesday afternoon, as the centre-back suffered a break to his right ankle in training. Further examinations carried out by team doctor Dr. Georg Tsironis in Bremen confirmed the severity of his injury after the session. The 25-year-old will have to undergo an operation and is set for a spell on the sidelines for the time being.

29.11.2023 / 15:30 / First Team
Michael Zetterer embraces Marco Friedl in the tunnel.

“The goal is to become more accustomed to the team’s style of play”

The training week is starting a little differently for Michael Zetterer. For the first time this season, the 28-year-old will go into preparations for the upcoming Bundesliga match at VfB Stuttgart as a number one. Ahead of the game, Zetterer answered journalists’ questions in the Mixed Zone on his change of role from backup to first-choice goalkeeper.

28.11.2023 / 15:55 / First Team
Close-up of Patrick Kohlmann.

“Didn't have that little bit of luck”

After the 3-0 defeat against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, the Green-Whites agreed that a stroke of luck was needed to get a goal back against the league leaders. After the game, the players and staff explained in the mixed zone how SVW struggled to get into the game in the first-half. WERDER.DE have summarised the reaction to the match.

25.11.2023 / 18:12 / First Team
Romano Schmid in 1-v-1 with Hincapie.

League leaders come out on top

Despite the final score, SV Werder Bremen were not without their chances against top-of-the-table Bayer 04 Leverkusen. While the Green-Whites put in a brave performance and created several opportunities, the visitors were extremely clinical in front of goal. After Olivier Deman’s own goal opened the scoring for Leverkusen (9’), Jeremie Frimpong hit one home just prior to the break (43’).…

25.11.2023 / 17:59 / Match Report
Romano Schmid on the ball.

Ready for the challenge

It won’t be easy, but anything is possible with self-belief and willpower. SV Werder Bremen will need to remain unfazed by the prospect of playing against the league leaders when they host Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Saturday (15:30 CET). Instead, SVW should have confidence in their own ability and bring all their quality to the table during the match. The Green-Whites are on a good run of form at the…

24.11.2023 / 15:00 / preliminary report
Marvin Ducksch with the ball at his feet

A childhood dream

Marvin Ducksch has picked up a lot of new experiences in the past few weeks. With his first international cap, the 29-year-old fulfilled a childhood dream whose magic lasted throughout his time with the German national side. “It was very special for me from day one,” explains Ducksch. “Running out onto that pitch with the eagle on my chest is something that I’ll probably take with me for the rest…

23.11.2023 / 16:55 / First Team
Fritz at the press conference.

“They hardly let you breathe”

On Thursday afternoon, Director of Football Clemens Fritz answered journalists’ questions at the press conference ahead of the home game against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Saturday, 25.11.2023 at 15:30 CET. Unfortunately, Ole Werner was not present due to illness. “It makes a difference when the head coach isn’t there, but we have a good set-up within the team,” Fritz said. It will be decided in the…

23.11.2023 / 14:55 / First Team
Woltemade playing the ball.

Borré bags winner for Colombia, Woltemade scores first goal for the U21s

The November international break certainly wasn’t lacking in action for the Green-Whites. While Rafael Borré hit home the winning goal for Colombia, Nick Woltemade helped turn the game around for Germany U21s a few hours prior in their 3-1 win over Poland. The clash between Germany and Austria also saw two Werder teammates come head-to-head, with Marvin Ducksch and Romano Schmid sharing the pitch…

22.11.2023 / 15:55 / First Team
Jiri Pavlenka catching a ball at training.

Groß and Pavlenka return to training

A number of Ole Werner’s boys returned to training at the start of this week, including Christian Groß and Jiri Pavlenka, who made their comeback on Tuesday after injury spells. Leonardo Bittencourt, who was rested recently, was also involved in part of today's session.

21.11.2023 / 14:35 / First Team
Veljkovic on the ball.

Veljkovic helps Serbia secure spot at EURO 2024

Milos Veljkovic scored his first-ever goal for Serbia in the 16th minute of their match against Bulgaria, and the fast start helped his side secure the point they needed to seal qualification for next year’s European Championship. Romano Schmid (Austria) and Olivier Deman (Belgium) will also be on the plane to Germany with their national teams next year. Marvin Ducksch made his debut for Germany,…

20.11.2023 / 16:30 / First Team

Debut for Ducksch

Marvin Ducksch had to wait until the 82nd minute and then it finally happened: Ducksch made his debut for the Germany senior side in the 3-2 defeat to Turkey.

18.11.2023 / 22:50 / First Team
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