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“The goals we conceded were just too easy”

A poor first half was the undoing of Werder on Saturday afternoon as they shipped three goals before the break. Florian Kohfeldt and his players felt that the goals in the 4-1 defeat we conceded too easily: “I’m not happy with the way we conceded the goals at all. We were poor defensively and we were too careless,” said SVW’s head coach after the final whistle. “Having said that, I’d rather we...

10.04.2021 / 19:28 / First Team

Werder beaten by RB Leipzig

SV Werder were beaten 4-1 at home by RB Leipzig on Saturday afternoon in a one-sided affair. Head coach Florian Kohfeldt’s team were unable to stop the side in second place. Goals from Dani Olmo (23’) and a first half brace from Alexander Sørloth (32’,41’) meant that the Green-Whites went into the break three goals down. Three substitutions at half time reinvigorated Werder, however, and Milot...

10.04.2021 / 17:23 / Match Report

Facing Leipzig with courage

Following the midweek cup win, all the focus at the Green-Whites is on the upcoming clash against RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga. "It was a full deserved win against Regensburg in the DFB-Pokal, but now the focus is fully on the match against Leipzig," said head coach Florian Kohfeldt ahead of Saturday’s match (15:30 CEST). The last three league matches have ended in defeat, so it’s time to start...

09.04.2021 / 19:14 / preliminary report

Veljkovic and Toprak fit for Leipzig game

A defensive boost for Werder ahead of the weekend! Head coach Florian Kohfeldt will be able to count on centre-backs Milos Veljkovic and Ömer Toprak for Saturday’s match against RB Leipzig (15:30 CEST) following their return from injury.

09.04.2021 / 16:18 / First Team

Augustinsson out with a thigh injury

Ludwig Augustinsson will not be available for SV Werder Bremen for the time being. The left-back suffered a muscular injury to his thigh in the DFB-Pokal quarter-final against SSV Jahn Regensburg.

08.04.2021 / 16:37 / First Team

“Taking that last step to the final in Berlin!”

SV Werder reached the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal for the third time in six years on Wednesday evening. Head coach Florian Kohfeldt watched his side beat second tier Jahn Regensburg, though he acknowledged things got “tense” in the final ten minutes. “It was our own fault that it got so close at the end,” said Marco Friedl as he assessed the team’s performance. However, the Werder defence were...

07.04.2021 / 21:53 / First Team

One step closer to Berlin!

Werder’s DFB-Pokal journey continues! The Green-Whites booked a place in the semi-finals of the cup after beating SSV Jahn Regensburg 1-0 in Bavaria thanks to a beautiful 52nd minute strike from Yuya Osako. Florian Kohfeldt’s team, who are yet to concede a goal in the competition this season, will face RB Leipzig in Bremen on 30th April with a place in the final at stake.

07.04.2021 / 20:33 / Match Report

Semi-finals within reach

It’s here: the anticipated cup quarter-final against Regensburg will take place on Wednesday evening at the Jahnstadion (18:30 CEST). The positive efforts from the Stuttgart match need a better outcome to match this time. “Fundamentally I was pleased with the performance, but we had to take advantage of a few situations better,” said Florian Kohfeldt ahead of the clash with the Bundesliga 2 side....

06.04.2021 / 17:23 / preliminary report

Füllkrug sidelined with broken toe, Toprak available

Florian Kohfeldt should be able to count on centre-back Ömer Toprak for the DFB-Pokal quarter-final against SSV Jahn Regensburg. The defensive leader required attention several times during the match away in Stuttgart but the head coach says that he is an option for the squad going into the next match. “We will decide early tomorrow morning whether he will start. He came through the game in...

06.04.2021 / 14:46 / First Team

"We deserved more"

There was huge frustration after the 1-0 defeat on Sunday, and the dropped points continued to sting as the new week dawned. “The disappointment is still there today. We could see that there was a lot more in the game yesterday,” said Christian Groß. Now though, attention turns to Wednesday’s DFB-Pokal quarter-final against SSV Jahn Regensburg. The good showing against Stuttgart needs to be...

05.04.2021 / 12:50 / First Team

Hard work, unlucky defeat

SV Werder Bremen suffered a narrow defeat to VfB Stuttgart on Easter Sunday. “It was our most unnecessary defeat so far,” is how a disappointed Maximilian Eggestein summed up the 1-0 loss. “We definitely deserved more today,” added head coach Florian Kohfeldt. Next up, Werder will need to recover well in time for their rescheduled DFB-Pokal quarterfinal against SSV Jahn Regensburg on Wednesday...

04.04.2021 / 18:53 / First Team

Late own goal sinks Werder

Werder Bremen conceded an unlucky own goal late on in Stuttgart to lose 1-0 to VfB. In a match characterised by fiercely fought duels, the Green-Whites were unable to finish any of their chances and left the Mercedes-Benz Arena empty handed after Ludwig Augustinsson deflected the ball into his own net (81’) to give the three points to Pellegrino Matarazzo’s team.

04.04.2021 / 17:25 / Match Report

Play at a higher tempo

With the international break now over, Werder are looking to secure their place in mid-table. Aside from Milos Veljkovic, all players who were away with their countries have returned fully fit. SVW made good use of the break to work on things in training. “A lot of the ideas we wanted to introduce during the international break worked well from what I saw in training,” said Florian Kohfeldt at the...

03.04.2021 / 10:35 / preliminary report

Woltemade ruled out for several weeks

We’ll start with the good news: All players who returned from international duty tested negative for coronavirus. "They also all came back without any injuries and are all able to train," added Florian Kohfeldt on Good Friday. The Werder head coach did however have two injuries to report on ahead of Sunday’s encounter with VfB Stuttgart (kick-off 15:30): Nick Woltemade and Milos Veljkovic. 

02.04.2021 / 14:10 / First Team

Werder trio set to return from international duty

The international break draws to a close with Werder trio Ludwig Augustinsson, Marco Friedl and Milot Rashica’s national teams all in action on Wednesday night in friendlies and World Cup qualifiers. 

01.04.2021 / 11:47 / First Team

Veljkovic training individually, Zetterer back in team training

Werder players who were away on international duty are returning back to Bremen and preparations for the game against VfB Stuttgart are getting underway. Head coach Florian Kohfeldt has an almost full squad to choose from for the trip to Baden-Württemberg, with only Milos Veljkovic training individually this week.

31.03.2021 / 11:41 / First Team

Yuya Osako bags a hat-trick in big win for Japan

What a night for Yuya Osako and Japan! The Samurai Blue dismantled Mongolia 14-0 as part of a World Cup qualifier. Osako scored a hat-trick to along with an assist and was named Man of the Match.

30.03.2021 / 14:37 / First Team

Augustinsson scores against Rashica’s Kosovo

Ludwig Augustinsson helped Sweden overcome Kosovo and Milot Rashica on Sunday evening with the first goal in the eventual 3-0 victory. The 26-year-old opened the scoring in the 12th minute following a good assist from Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the Swedes made it two victories from two in World Cup qualifying. The Werder left-back was substituted after 83 minutes, with his native Sweden going top of...

28.03.2021 / 23:11 / First Team

Milos Veljkovic returns early from Serbia national team

Milos Veljkovic has returned to Bremen early from the Serbian national team, after defender suffered from adductor problems during a training session. An MRI examination by team doctor Dr. Daniel Hellermann on Saturday in Bremen revealed a strain in the adductor area of the right thigh.

27.03.2021 / 14:49 / First Team

“Without him, I wouldn’t be where I am today”

The number 263 may look like any other number to most people, but it has a special meaning for Theodor Gebre Selassie - it’s the number of appearances the former Czech international has made for Werder. This total takes the club vice-captain above Werder icon Thomas Schaaf, who brought Gebre Selassie to Bremen back in 2012. “It’s definitely something special,” said the right-back in a press...

26.03.2021 / 15:16 / First Team
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