WERDER.DE: You certainly would have imagined your 200th Bundesliga appearance much differently…
Philipp Bargfrede: Of course it was nice and important for me personally that I was back out on the pitch again for the first time this year. Of course I imagined the game would go much differently. I wanted to help the team win.”
WERDER.DE: How was it for you playing in an empty wohninvest WESERSTADION?
Philipp Bargfrede: “It was unusual, that’s for sure. Normally there are people everywhere when you travel from the hotel to the stadium and you can see fans all over the streets. That was missing. You come into the stadium and no one is there. It was an unusual sight, but I didn’t really think about that at the time because I was focused on the game.”
WERDER.DE: Did you manage to block that out during the game, or did you constantly think about it?
Philipp Bargfrede: “We know what it’s all about, that despite everything it was a really important Bundesliga match in a difficult situation. So the tension was still there. However, after I was substituted it was weird not to sit on the bench, but rather to sit in the stands and not have anyone around you.