First-team news

A new hierarchy

"At first I didn’t think I’d reach it," said Maxi Eggestein after scoring the opening goal against TSG Hoffenheim, unable to hide his smile. Werder’s midfield all-rounder was visibly relieved as he pushed the ball home with his weaker left foot in the fifth minute of Sunday evening’s game; understandably so, as well, since this was Eggestein’s first goal at the WESERSTADION for one and a half...

27.10.2020 / 15:58 / First Team

Werder extend partnership with kit manufacturer Umbro

SV Werder Bremen have announced today that the club will continue to play in kits manufactured by Umbro for the next few seasons! Werder have extended the partnership with the Manchester-based football brand until the 2024/25 season.

27.10.2020 / 12:00 / First Team

Osako gets the all-clear

Scans on Monday confirmed that Yuya Osako didn’t suffer a bad injury in the game against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim yesterday. “They ruled out any structural damage to the knee, but it’s still a painful blow. We will have to see how it is in the next few days. I don’t think that it’s out of the question that Yuya could return to training this week,” explained head coach Florian Kohfeldt.

26.10.2020 / 17:58 / First Team

Getting better every week

After earning a draw against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at home on Sunday evening, Werder Bremen now have eight points after five matches in the Bundesliga - a positive start to the season! In addition to this, Werder are now unbeaten in their last four matches."Eight points after five games is good, but we have to keep going. We're doing well at developing our game whilst also getting points on the...

25.10.2020 / 20:54 / First Team

A hard-earned point!

As expected, it was a tough test for Werder Bremen. Head coach Florian Kohfeldt’s team had to fight hard but held their own against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, emerging from the home encounter in front of empty stands at the wohninvest WESERSTADION with another point on the board. A lightning start from Maximilian Eggestein put SVW into an early lead (5’), before TSG pulled one back through Dennis Geiger...

25.10.2020 / 20:15 / Match Report

Flip the switch again

It’s been a busy week at SV Werder. After other Bundesliga clubs’ players have been infected with the coronavirus, a Werder player also tested positive this week. Despite this challenging situation, Florian Kohfeldt and his side will be hoping to pick up the points against TSG Hoffenheim on Sunday, 25th October 2020 (18:00 CEST). “It’s important that we flip the switch again,” said sporting...

24.10.2020 / 14:05 / preliminary report

Chong’s quarantine ends early

After Felix Agu tested positive for the coronavirus, Tahith Chong was categorized as somebody in close contact with Agu and therefore entered a 14-day quarantine at home, following the regulations of the Bremen health authority. Chong has now been allowed to leave quarantine early. The quarantine was initially imposed as Agu was symptomless at the time of his positive test, meaning that his...

24.10.2020 / 12:15 / First Team

No further positive coronavirus tests for Werder Bremen

SV Werder Bremen are back in training. The round of coronavirus testing carried out among the players and coaching staff on Friday returned entirely negative results. A member of the first team squad had previously tested positive on Wednesday.

23.10.2020 / 17:00 / First Team

Werder Bremen lose Ludwig Augustinsson to injury

SV Werder Bremen will have to do without left-back Ludwig Augustinsson for this Sunday’s home clash with TSG Hoffenheim and probably also for the away trip to Frankfurt on 31st October.

22.10.2020 / 15:35 / First Team

Werder player tests positive for COVID-19

A member of the Werder Bremen first team squad tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, after a round of tests was carried out. The rest of the players returned negative results. The player in question is in a good condition and has no symptoms.

22.10.2020 / 10:00 / First Team

No fans at Hoffenheim match

The Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Sunday evening will take place behind closed doors at the wohninvest WESERSTADION. Due to an increase in new infections in Bremen, the local health authority has decided that only 379 people will be permitted inside the stadium for the match. 

20.10.2020 / 17:30 / First Team

Getting louder on the pitch

SV Werder have seven points in the bank after the first four Bundesliga matches of the season, but Clemens Fritz isn’t satisfied. As usual, Werder’s head of scouting and professional football spoke from the sidelines at first team training on Tuesday, discussing the week’s major topics. WERDER.DE collects his thoughts.

20.10.2020 / 11:25 / First Team

“It was definitely a game with different phases“

SV Werder Bremen came away from a closely contested match in Freiburg with a well-earned point on Saturday afternoon. Although head coach Florian Kohfeldt and his team went into the game looking for a win, at the end of the day everyone involved was glad to take a point back to Bremen following the clash at the Schwarzwald-Stadion.

17.10.2020 / 18:59 / First Team

A hard-fought point on the road!

Just as expected, it was a tough and competitive match against a difficult opponent. However, SV Werder tackled the challenge head-on and came away with a well-earned point after the 1-1 draw at the Schwarzwald-Stadion. SC Freiburg took the lead for the third game in a row as Philipp Lienhart struck in the 15th minute to give the home team the lead. However, it wasn’t long before Niclas Füllkrug...

17.10.2020 / 17:55 / Match Report

A full squad to choose from against Freiburg

After being plagued by injuries all last season, head coach Florian Kohfeldt can breathe a sigh of relief at having a full squad to choose from ahead of Saturday’s visit to Freiburg (17/10/2020, 15:30 CEST).

16.10.2020 / 11:13 / preliminary report

Theodor Gebre Selassie becomes Werder vice-captain

Head coach Florian Kohfeldt announced an important decision regarding the Werder team at the pre-match press conference on Thursday. Following the departure of former vice-captain Davy Klaassen, Kohfeldt has named Theodor Gebre Selassie as second-in-command to captain Niklas Moisander. Maximilian Eggestein will be third choice captain.

15.10.2020 / 16:45 / First Team

Look to the future

The excitement of the transfer window is slowly subsiding, the international break is over and the Bundesliga is almost back. Clemens Fritz, head of scouting and professional football at SV Werder, now wants to look to the future and focus on the coming challenges in the 2020/21 season. He spoke to the media on Tuesday as training got underway for another week.

13.10.2020 / 15:27 / First Team

Rashica back in team training

SV Werder started the week’s training with some good news – Milot Rashica returned to full training on Tuesday morning. The attacker is back with the team after recovering from a knee problem.

13.10.2020 / 10:55 / First Team

Friedl earns debut, Veljkovic's Serbia progress

Marco Friedl celebrated a successful debut for the Austria national team on Wednesday evening. Milos Veljkovic watched Serbia’s match against Norway from the sidelines as his team kept their dream of playing at the Euros alive.

10.10.2020 / 10:15 / First Team

Chong brace sinks St. Pauli

SV Werder Bremen emerged 4-1 winners in an international break friendly against FC St. Pauli on Wednesday. Florian Kohfeldt’s men put in a great first half display, scoring three times, but found life much more difficult after the break. After the visitors scored the first goal of the second half, Werder were able to hit back and seal a positive result. Tahith Chong (11’, 87’), Joshua Sargent...

07.10.2020 / 19:53 / First Team
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