WERDER.DE: How does it feel to finally be back on the pitch?
Augustinsson: “It feels great. I’ve really missed this feeling. It’s very frustrating to not have been able to help out the team in this phase. But now I’m optimistic that everything will get back on track.”
WERDER.DE: Was it helpful to be able to go through recovery with Theo?
Augustinsson: “Yes, that was perfect. Theo is a good friend of mine within the team. He’s also a full-back and he adds a lot of quality to every session. We were able to challenge each other in training, which was great.”
WERDER.DE: We barely saw you here at the wohninvest WESERSTADION, Theo. What did your recovery program look like?
Gebre Selassie: “(Laughs) I was always here. I did my rehab training here and only went to the Czech Republic over the Christmas break. I had my own physiotherapist there.”
WERDER.DE: Theo, unfortunately you’re well-acquainted with the relegation battle given the past few years. What will it come down to over the next few weeks?
Gebre Selassie: “Sticking together as a team is the most important thing. That sounds like a no-brainer because it’s what everyone says, but we have to have the right mentality and our performance as a team has to be right. It will be difficult to do so without this team spirit. For all of us, the priority is that all our injured players get back to full fitness as soon as possible. We need to have options. If we then have a bad day, then we’ll at least be able to react.”