“We need to be nastier”

Kevin Vogt speaks after the Leverkusen game
Kevin Vogt urges his team to become tougher (Photo: Gumz).
First Team
Tuesday, 19.05.2020 / 12:52

Kevin Vogt, like many other Werder fans, struggled to get to sleep last night. The disappointment around the camp is huge following the 4-1 home defeat against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, after the optimism surrounding the restart of the Bundesliga season. The defender answered fans’ questions on a live Facebook stream after the game.

“We all need to be a bit braver. Because, without this, it will be difficult – that much is clear,” said Kevin Vogt when asked if the team lacked courage against Bayer 04. As one of the more experienced players in the team, he sees himself as particularly responsible. The defender feels there was one key thing missing from their game against the strong “Werkself”, “We have to be nastier and fight back when they attack us.” He also believes that the team need to adopt a culture of, “intervening if something isn’t working.”


Kevin Vogt answers fans' questions live on Facebook (Photo: WERDER.DE).

This can also be applied to the way the team go into their tackles, which Vogt feels needs to be more aggressive. The defender believes this is even more important when playing without any fans, as it’s up to the team to “build the tension.”

Kevin Vogt can still feel this tension today, mostly because he is desperate to get out onto the pitch and put things right after last night’s result. However, the team will have to wait until Saturday as they travel to Freiburg for their next Bundesliga fixture. Werder’s #3 doesn’t see any importance in focussing on this weekend’s results, as SCF fought to earn a point away at RB Leipzig. “Saturday is a new day. We go again. Freiburg are a great team, they’re very disciplined. However, we have to be stronger as a unit,” said the 28-year-old.


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