First-team news

Kohfeldt will travel to Düsseldorf despite foot injury

Werder’s injury crisis has now started to reach the coaching staff as well as the players. Head coach Florian Kohfeldt sustained a foot injury at his home which prevented him from leading both Wednesday and Thursday’s training sessions. However, the coach will return to the training ground on Friday, before travelling with the team to Düsseldorf to take his usual place in the technical area on...

16.01.2020 / 14:08 / First Team

Bittencourt, Veljkovic and Bartels available to play

Head coach Florian Kohfeldt was unable to deliver the good news himself because he missed Thursday’s press conference due to a foot injury. Instead, Frank Baumann was on hand to field questions about Werder’s return to Bundesliga action against Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday, 18/01/2020 at 15:30 CET, a game for which Leonardo Bittencourt, Milos Veljkovic and Fin Bartels will all be available.

16.01.2020 / 13:08 / First Team

A rare chance

The final announcement will take place in June, but the summer Olympic Games are already casting their shadows. Maximilian Eggestein, Werder's midfielder and participant in the U21 European Championship in summer, is on the list that the German Football Association (DFB) has submitted to the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA). A call-up for the largest sporting event in the world is therefore...

15.01.2020 / 17:48 / First Team

A return to their “own identity"

Maximilian Eggestein often takes matters into his own hands, and it’s not part of the 23-year-old’s nature to search for excuses. However, he couldn’t deny that the mid-season training has allowed him to return feeling refreshed, something that was not the case during summer pre-season following the U21 EUROs. The past two weeks have not only helped Eggestein prepare himself for the second half of...

15.01.2020 / 15:12 / First Team

Bittencourt, Veljkovic and Osako ready for action

Leonardo Bittencourt returned to full team training on Wednesday afternoon, having recovered from his minor ankle injury. The 25-year-old missed out on the session earlier on in the day, spending the morning in the gym along with Ömer Toprak, Niklas Moisander, Yuya Osako, Milos Veljkovic and Joshua Sargent. All six of these players will join up with the rest of the squad for this afternoon’s...

15.01.2020 / 12:29 / First Team

Bargfrede to miss out on Rückrunde start

Head coach Florian Kohfeldt was dealt some bad news on Monday, as midfielder Philipp Bargfrede will not be available to feature in Werder’s opening match of the Rückrunde against Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday. The results of an MRI on Monday morning confirmed the 30-year-old has suffered a calf injury.

13.01.2020 / 14:31 / First Team

“I know what’s expected”

Kevin Vogt believes that he and Werder are a “very good” match. The 28-year-old knows exactly what he’s been called in to do for the team in the second half of the season. Despite SVW’s position in the league table, Florian Kohfeldt’s men play brave football. “And I like brave football. It will pay off eventually,” says Vogt at his official unveiling in Bremen. After a phone call with Kohfeldt, it...

13.01.2020 / 13:16 / First Team

SV Werder Bremen sign Kevin Vogt on loan until the end of the season

A new addition to the Werder Bremen squad: Defender Kevin Vogt joins SV Werder Bremen from TSG Hoffenheim on a loan deal until the end of the season. The former TSG captain watched Werder’s friendly match against Hannover on Sunday and will undergo some fitness tests on Monday, before training with his new teammates for the first time on Wednesday.

13.01.2020 / 10:05 / First Team

First win of the New Year!

SV Werder Bremen have their first win of the New Year! It was a successful dress rehearsal for Florian Kohfeldt and his men ahead of their return to Bundesliga action against Fortuna Düsseldorf next weekend (Saturday 18th January). Kohfeldt was happy to see his side make progress as they continue their preparations over the winter break. Werder started the game with a back three, as they did in...

12.01.2020 / 14:51 / Match Report

Taking the next steps

The countdown has begun: After coming back from the training camp on Friday evening, it is now only a week before SV Werder returns to league action. After eight days in the Spanish sun, the green-whites only have a short breather, because they still have one friendly left to play against Hannover 96 on Sunday before the second half of the season begins. In the game against "the Reds", head coach...

11.01.2020 / 14:30 / preliminary report

Multiple players back training with the team in Mallorca

Werder’s training camp in Mallorca comes to an end on Friday. Several players were deemed fit to train with the rest of the team again for the final session. Josh Sargent, Yuya Osako, Claudio Pizzaro, Niklas Moisander, Sebastian Langkamp and Nuri Sahin, who all either missed out on yesterday’s team session or only took part in some of it, were all involved in today’s exercises.

10.01.2020 / 11:04 / First Team

Individual training for Werder sextet

Leonardo Bittencourt left Sunday’s training session early with a bandaged ankle. An MRI scan revealed that the midfielder had suffered a minor ligament injury to his right ankle. Bittencourt will train individually on Thursday and has not been ruled out of playing in Sunday’s friendly against Hannover.

09.01.2020 / 10:38 / First Team

A high level of trust

Whether it’s on the training ground, in the lobby, during lunch or on the hotel balcony – Marco Bode is always involved in several discussions. Once again, the chairman of Werder’s supervisory board has joined the team at its winter training camp after also have done so in the summer and in South Africa. In an interview with WERDER.DE, Bode speaks about why he made the trip, his impressions of the...

08.01.2020 / 17:25 / interview

Toprak: “I need every session”

Ömer Toprak racked up a solid three-quarters of an hour of match practice against Monza; a crucial step towards his comeback from injury. “I felt really good, even though I’ve only been back in training for four days. It’s clear that I’m not quite there yet, but I’m on the right track and I’m very happy,” Toprak said after the 2-2 draw on Monday evening.

07.01.2020 / 17:02 / First Team

Werder begin the year with a 2-2 draw

For a training match, the meeting between SV Werder and AC Monza had something to offer. After 100' hard minutes, the match ended in a draw with two goals apiece. After a quiet opening phase, Monza took the lead through Marco Fossati (22'), Marco Friedl hit back moments later (25'). Before the halfway mark, Maximilian Eggestein fired Werder into the lead (33'). Stefanos Kapino was in the thick of...

06.01.2020 / 19:16 / Match Report

“Still the same Werder Bremen”

This season, Werder fans have often read 'Fin Bartels is back in training'. Yet good news has often been swiftly followed by disillusion. The attacker had to return to rehab, recoveries were followed by injury setbacks and a long-awaited comeback was delayed. Bartels has been back since December though, and is taking part in and working hard at the training camp in Mallorca.

06.01.2020 / 13:09 / interview

“More doesn’t always mean better” 

The Werder players trained for just over an hour under the sun in Mallorca under the watchful eyes of the fans and the coaching staff. Missing, however, was Frank Baumann. The sporting director was instead taking part in a press conference with the members of the media that had accompanied the team to training camp. Baumann spent 90 minutes speaking to the print reporters, and nearly half an hour...

05.01.2020 / 18:32 / First Team

In the name of team spirit

All football fans might wish for their clubs to do well for their New Year's resolutions, but probably everyone on the Weser wishes for more points. The foundation stone for this is currently being laid by Florian Kohfeldt's side at the training camp on Mallorca, where the first test of endurance against AC Monza is scheduled for Monday at 17:00 CET - even if Werder's coach would not describe the...

05.01.2020 / 17:00 / preliminary report

Friendly against Hannover set for 13:00

The Werder players are currently working hard at the training camp in Mallorca. Once they arrive home, they will take on Hannover 96 in a second friendly this year (Sunday, 12.01.2020). The match will be held at Stadion "Platz 11", kicking off at 13:00 CET. 

05.01.2020 / 12:10 / First Team

Moisander: "Be hard and honest with ourselves"

It's clear that the Werder training camp on Mallorca is of particular importance, given the short preparation time ahead of the six-pointer against Düsseldorf that awaits the players once they get back into action. Numerous challenges await Werder in the space of just nine days, including reintegrating the returnees and helping to regain their self-confidence. Captain Niklas Moisander is...

05.01.2020 / 10:19 / First Team