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Ole Werner felt there was a lack of coordination in their defeat to VfB Oldenburg. (Photo:

“We need to get back into our routines”

Despite leading at half time, SV Werder Bremen could not see out the win in their first friendly of pre-season, the final score being 3-1 to VfB Oldenburg. Head coach Ole Werner played all three of his summer signings so far in the game, as well as the returning Benjamin Goller, who fired home a deflected opener for the Green-Whites. WERDER.DE has all the post-match reaction from the sidelines.

25.06.2022 / 17:55 / First Team
New arrival Dikeni Salifou played his first game for Werder. (Photo:

First friendly of the summer ends in defeat

The first friendly of SV Werder’s summer ended in defeat. Ole Werner’s side started the game well and created several good opportunities, before a deflected Benjamin Goller shot gave the Green-Whites the lead midway through the first half. Both sides changed their entire team at the break. The VfB players took advantage of some sloppy Werder build-up play and turned the game on its head.…

25.06.2022 / 17:40 / Match Report
Niklas Stark in the Werder media room.

“I can’t wait for the season to start!”

Niklas Stark’s first few days of training with his new teammates are behind him, as he sits down for his first Werder press conference. “I decided to join Werder because right from the start, I felt like I would fit in to the philosophy here,” said the defender, who joined from Hertha BSC. As was the case with Amos Pieper, head coach Ole Werner convinced Stark to join the team after showing him a…

24.06.2022 / 16:01 / First Team
Yannik Engelhardt on the way to training.

Engelhardt to stay in Freiburg on loan

Werder’s youngster Yannik Engelhardt went on loan to SC Freiburg’s U23s last summer. The 21-year-old will now stay there for another season.

24.06.2022 / 14:00 / First Team

“You can tell that everyone wants to play in the Bundesliga”

Amos Pieper is one of the three Werder new arrivals who turned up for the beginning of the 2022/23 pre-season this week. After the obligatory performance tests were completed, Ole Werner's squad were out on the pitch for the first time on Wednesday and Thursday. “Yesterday was the first session that was focused mainly on football. The tempo was there straight away; the intensity was high. The boys…

23.06.2022 / 17:45 / First Team
Werder have faced Beşiktaş in friendlies in the past (Photo: nordphoto)

Werder to play friendly vs. Beşiktaş in Innsbruck

A second friendly for SV Werder Bremen at their pre-season camp in Zillertal, Austria, is set. The Green-Whites will face Turkish Super Lig club Beşiktaş JK on Saturday July 9th. Kickoff is set for 16:00 CEST at Innsbruck’s Tivoli Stadion – ticket information will come in due course.

23.06.2022 / 16:56 / First Team
[Translate to Englisch:] Cheftrainer Ole Werner im PK-Raum des wohninvest WESERSTADIONS.

“We want to show that we can compete”

The players are getting back together, the new faces are being integrated into the squad and the first training session is taking place. As the preparation for next season gets underway, Ole Werner speaks in the mixed zone about the Bundesliga and the sense of anticipation in the dressing room.

22.06.2022 / 14:14 / First Team
Pieper, Stark and Salifou in Werder kits

New players, new squad numbers

The new Bundesliga season is fast approaching and the preparations are well underway at SV Werder. A new season means new players and new players mean new squad numbers. The likes of Amos Pieper and Niklas Stark will have the chance to wear their new squad numbers on Saturday 25th June (16:00 CEST), when Werder face VfB Oldenburg in a friendly. Before that, however, we look back at which former…

21.06.2022 / 18:06 / First Team
Claudio Pizarro in the tv studio

Date for Claudio Pizarro’s testimonial confirmed

The date is finally set. Werder legend Claudio Pizarro finally has the chance to say goodbye to the fans at the wohinvest WESERSTADION. On Saturday 24th September 2022, Werder Bremen will host a testimonial for the club’s most prolific goal-scorer. Tickets for the match will go online on 29th June at 11am.

21.06.2022 / 14:00 / First Team
Dikeni Salifou has felt right at home in Bremen so far. (Photo:

"I’ve already had a lot of laughs"

Sunday saw the start of pre-season preparations for SV Werder Bremen, with most of the squad back on the training pitch. Among the players returning from their summer breaks to the wohninvest WESERSTADION, there was a new signing: Dikeni Salifou. The 19-year-old has just joined the Green-Whites from FC Augsburg and has started his pre-season with the first team. The defensive midfielder, most at…

20.06.2022 / 16:20 / interview
Clemens Fritz speaks to the media.

“We've got some busy weeks coming up”

The Werder players are back at the wohninvest WESERSTADION ahead of the new season. They completed performance tests on Sunday and Clemens Fritz, head of professional football and scouting, spoke to the media for the first time before the new campaign. He spoke of some busy weeks ahead, but stressed how excited the team is for the club’s return to the Bundesliga.

19.06.2022 / 12:16 / First Team
An empty wohninvest WESERSTADION

The preparation begins

The preparation for the 2023/23 season is set to get underway tomorrow with individual performances tests. Team training will officially begin at the wohninvest WESERSTADION on Wednesday 22nd June.

18.06.2022 / 14:00 / First Team

“These are the clashes we’ve been working a year for”

It was announced on Friday that Werder Bremen would kick off their 2022/23 Bundesliga season with an away game. Ole Werner’s team will travel to VfL Wolfsburg on matchday 1. “We’re pleased to be back,” said Werner.

17.06.2022 / 12:47 / First Team
Felix Agu in action against Wolfsburg.

Werder to start the new season away to Wolfsburg

SV Werder Bremen will begin 2022/23 away to VfL Wolfsburg. The first matchday of the new Bundesliga season will be played on the weekend of 6th August. VfB Stuttgart will be the first visitors to the wohninvest WESERSTADION. The DFL announced the fixture list on Friday morning.

17.06.2022 / 12:00 / First Team
Milos Veljkovic, Marco Friedl and Romano Schmid jogging on the training pitch..

Five players absent for the start of pre-season

The team will be able to enjoy a few more days off, before pre-season training officially begins on 19th June. However, five players will not be back in Bremen just yet to join in on Sunday’s individual performance tests.

16.06.2022 / 13:00 / First Team
Jan-Niklas Beste in a Regensburg shirt

Beste joins 1. FC Heidenheim

Jan-Niklas Beste will not return to SV Werder Bremen after the expiry of his loan spell with SSV Jahn Regensburg. The 23-year-old has joined second-division team 1. FC Heidenheim with immediate effect. The clubs agreed to keep the details undisclosed.

15.06.2022 / 15:00 / First Team

Monday night in Cottbus

SV Werder Bremen will play Energie Cottbus in the first round of the DFB-Pokal. The game will take place at the Stadion der Freundschaft on Monday, 1st August 2022 at 18:00 CEST, as announced by the DFB on Wednesday morning.

15.06.2022 / 11:00 / First Team
Werder player Milos Veljkovic pointing to the right

Internationals round-up: 90 minutes for Veljkovic

Milos Veljkovic’s Serbia took on Slovenia in their fourth Nations League match this summer. The centre-back started the game, as he did against Sweden and Norway. Despite taking a 2-0 lead, the Serbs had to settle for a point. Marco Friedl was in the Austria squad for their game against Denmark, but he had to watch their defeat from the bench.

14.06.2022 / 12:32 / First Team

Werder Bremen’s summer schedule

Preparations for the new season will begin on Sunday 19th June 2022 with performance tests. The official start of pre-season training is Wednesday 22nd June at the wohninvest WESERSTADION, before the team travels to the training camp in Zillertal on Thursday 30th June.

12.06.2022 / 14:49 / First Team
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