The team took on the fight they were faced with, and won. The 1-0 victory in Düsseldorf was a hard-fought win in the eyes of the entire team. “Not every win will be a nice one,” said Marco Friedl. “We know that it wasn’t one of our best games.” Nevertheless, the result counts, and Werder have picked up an important three points in a battle against a direct competitor. Almost more important, however, is that Werder never gave up and showed what it takes to get results in the fight against relegation. “We fought until the very last minute and gave it our all,” said Friedl, who left unsaid that it was an entirely different story at the end of the Hinrunde.