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[Translate to Englisch:] Marco Friedl und Ömer Toprak trainierten die Woche individuell und könnten gegen Augsburg wieder im Kader stehen.

Hope that Friedl, Toprak and Mbom could feature

Werder defenders Marco Friedl and Ömer Toprak have undertaken individual training this week, but head coach Florian Kohfeldt is hoping that the pair will both be fit again for Saturday’s match against FC Augsburg (15:30 CEST). In addition to the two centre-backs, Manuel Mbom could also return to the matchday squad for the trip to Bavaria at the weekend. Speaking at Thursday afternoon’s pre-match...

13.05.2021 / 14:48 / First Team

Three-game ban for Eren Dinkci

Eren Dinkci was sent from the field during injury time (90+4th minute) of Saturday's game against Bayer 04 Leverkusen. After a foul on Nadiem Amiri, referee Markus Schmidt showed the red card. It was Dinkci's first sending-off, and the 19-year-old has subsequently been handed a three-match ban by the German Football Association (DFB).

12.05.2021 / 12:11 / First Team
Clemens Fritz on the training pitch

Faith in the team

SV Werder Bremen ended a winless run by picking up a point against Bayer 04 Leverkusenon Saturday. It's a point that could be vital in the fight against relegation. "The intensity, aggression and willingness to run were definitely there. In the first half we were a bit on edge but then we settled down. We expect a similar game against Augsburg," said Clemens Fritz on Tuesday morning.

11.05.2021 / 12:21 / First Team
[Translate to Englisch:] Leonardo Bittencourt und Niclas Füllkrug klatschen sich im Spiel gegen Bayer 04 Leverkusen ab.

“Not the big step out of danger we were hoping for, but a point is good.”

A point at home and a clean sheet are big positives to take away from Saturday afternoon’s 0-0 draw with Bayer 04 Leverkusen. “A point is good. Any addition to our tally is a big positive, but we would have preferred the win,” commented head coach Florian Kohfeldt following the final whistle. “It’s not the big step out of danger we were hoping for. We’re still in the thick of the battle for...

08.05.2021 / 18:25 / First Team

Werder’s fight rewarded with a point

SV Werder Bremen ended a run of seven defeats in a row on Saturday afternoon as they battled to a 0-0 draw against a Europe-chasing Bayer Leverkusen side. The Green-Whites put on a gripping, committed performance against the ‘Werkself’, who arrived at the wohninvest WESERSTADION with a clear will to win. Following 90 minutes of hard-fought football, a compact defensive display from Werder earned...

08.05.2021 / 17:30 / Match Report

Energy, courage and unconditional commitment

It’s crunch time in the Bundesliga. On Saturday at 15:30 CEST, SV Werder Bremen have their first of three remaining chances to pick up vital points in the fight for survival against Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Florian Kohfeldt sees it as the players’ duty to show the "same energy, the same fire in their bellies that I’ve seen at training all week. The team needs to show unconditional courage and fight...

07.05.2021 / 16:45 / preliminary report

Werder will travel to Barsinghausen for quarantine training camp

Plans for Werder Bremen’s end-of-season quarantine training camp, as per DFL orders, have been finalised: After the away game in Augsburg, the Green-Whites will travel to Barsinghausen in Lower-Saxony, where they will prepare for Matchday 34 at the Lower Saxony Football Association’s school for sports, Frank Baumann revealed.

06.05.2021 / 13:50 / First Team

Ömer Toprak suffers setback

SV Werder Bremen will be without Ömer Toprak for the time being. The centre back has suffered a setback in his individual rehabilitation training, as explained by head coach Florian Kohfeldt aheaed of Saturday's home game against Bayer 04 Leverkusen (15:30 CEST). "He will definitely not be able to play at the weekend and it is questionable whether he will even be able to play again this season,"...

06.05.2021 / 13:12 / First Team
[Translate to Englisch:] Christian Groß etablierte sich als zentraler Spieler vor der Abwehr.

“We have to continue to work hard and give it everything we’ve got”

Christian Groß sat down on Wednesday for the midweek mixed zone interview, in which he spoke about Werder’s approach as the season draws to a close. The 32-year-old praised the commitment and fight that the Green-Whites brought onto the pitch in last Friday’s DFB-Pokal semi-final against RB Leipzig and stressed that these features were something that need to be taken into the next few games in the...

05.05.2021 / 15:02 / First Team
Milos Veljkovic wore a special mask for the cup semi-final (nordphoto).

Relegation battle is a psychological test

After the 3-1 defeat to Union Berlin, everyone knew that a different approach would be needed as the club plays for survival in the final three matches of the season. Werder Bremen already showed more fighting spirit during the cup semi-final against RB Leipzig: “In training we have played a lot of football this week, we’ve put in work on challenges. Everyone wants to show that he should play....

04.05.2021 / 15:14 / First Team

Responsibility and unity

Despite being knocked out of the DFB-Pokal on Friday night following defeat after extra time against RB Leipzig, the Green-Whites can take a lot of encouragement from the performance. The same attitude and mentality shown in the semi-final last week will be required for the remaining games of the Bundesliga season: "We showed the right intensity and aggression and played with conviction as a team....

03.05.2021 / 16:38 / First Team

Mbom suffers knee ligament strain

Manuel Mbom demonstrated his strong physicality and commitment with a spectacular clearance in last night's cup clash against RB Leipzig before he was forced off in extra time with a knee problem. Further examinations by team doctor Dr. Daniel Hellermann revealed that the midfielder had suffered a ligament strain in his knee. An appearance next Saturday against Bayer Leverkusen is still open.

01.05.2021 / 13:40 / First Team
An emotional Theodor Gebre Selassie following the final whistle against RB Leipzig

“Absolutely gutted, but incredibly proud”

Despite putting up an incredible fight, Werder Bremen were beaten by a 121st-minute RB Leipzig winner in the DFB-Pokal semi-finals. “We’re devastated. It’s a real shame because we could have got the win,” said a clearly emotional Leonardo Bittencourt after the full-time whistle. Florian Kohfeldt, who will continue as SVW head coach, praised his side despite the overwhelming disappointment: “I’m...

01.05.2021 / 00:40 / First Team
[Translate to Englisch:] Leonardo Bittencourt zieht gegen Leipzig ab.

Last minute heartbreak in DFB-Pokal semi-finals

After recent below-par performances in the league, SV Werder delivered a gripping 120-minute fight against the favourites RB Leipzig in the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal. After a goalless 90 minutes, Hee-Chan Hwang opened the scoring in the 93rd minute, before Leonardo Bittencourt pulled Werder level (105+1’). However, it wasn’t to be for SVW as Emil Forsberg volleyed in late-on to prevent a...

30.04.2021 / 23:45 / Match Report
Jiri Pavlenka rolling the ball out

Fully focused on reaching an eleventh final

The DFB-Pokal is all that counts this week. RB Leipzig are the visitors to the wohninvest WESERSTADION from 20:30 CEST on Friday in the first ever cup clash between the sides. Just one win separates the Green-Whites from an eleventh appearance in the DFB-Pokal final. “This is already like a final for us and we will be full of energy and desire. Our focus is only on this match, no matter what our...

29.04.2021 / 18:30 / preliminary report
[Translate to Englisch:] Ömer Toprak ist fit für das Pokal-Halbfinale gegen Leipzig.

Toprak available but Friedl to miss semi-final

Head coach Florian Kohfeldt confirmed the squad he will have at his disposal for Friday night’s DFB-Pokal semi-final against RB Leipzig (20:30 CEST). At Thursday’s pre-match press conference, Kohfeldt reported that Marco Friedl will miss the match with a hip injury. “Marco won’t be ready in time for the game after the injury he picked up against Union Berlin, but all of the rest of the boys have a...

29.04.2021 / 13:20 / First Team

Füllkrug, Veljkovic and Friedl train individually

Tuesday afternoon's training came too soon for three Werder players. Marco Friedl, Milos Veljkovic and Niclas Füllkrug trained individually, but hope to be in action on Friday evening as the team take on RB Leipzig in the semi-final of the DFB-Pokal.  

27.04.2021 / 17:33 / First Team
[Translate to Englisch:] Florian Kohfeldt auf dem Weg zum Training.

Florian Kohfeldt to remain head coach of Werder Bremen

Florian Kohfeldt will remain in his post as head coach of SV Werder Bremen following analysis of the Green-Whites’ current sporting circumstances by club management. “We see it as the responsibility of Florian Kohfeldt and the team to show a clear reaction with regard to the club’s recent Bundesliga form. This starts on Friday night in the semi-final of the DFB-Pokal against RB Leipzig,” explained...

26.04.2021 / 18:24 / First Team

Special mask for Veljkovic, Friedl receives treatment

After fracturing his nose at home to Mainz 05, Milos Veljkovic is now set to return to training. The 25-year-old Serbia international will wear a custom-made special mask and can start joining the rest of the team in their training drills this week. He has therefore not yet been ruled out of the DFB-Pokal semi-final on Friday night. 

26.04.2021 / 12:30 / First Team

“We lost the game in the space of 15 minutes”

It was 15 minutes that ultimately lost the match for the Green-Whites. Werder were defeated 3-1 in the capital, as the seven-match losing streak saw the relegation zone getting ever-closer to SVW. Head coach Florian Kohfeldt took responsibility for the result following the final whistle. “I take full responsibility and hold up my hands. But the first 15 minutes after half time were awful from us....

24.04.2021 / 18:23 / First Team
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