Füllkrug sidelined with broken toe, Toprak available

Niclas Füllkrug is out of the cup game against Regensburg (nordphoto).
First Team
Tuesday, 06.04.2021 / 14:46

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 Stuttgart well even if it was an intense game for him. We want to make the semifinals at all costs. We will decide early tomorrow morning whether he will start. He came through the game in Stuttgart well even though it was an intense game for him. We want to make the semi-finals at all costs. The likelihood is that he will play,” said Kohfeldt at his press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Werder will have to do without Niclas Füllkrug in Regensburg on Wednesday (18.30 kick-off). The striker suffered a broken toe during the 1-0 defeat to Stuttgart and will be out of action for the time being. “We are not necessarily assuming that he will be out for the long term, but there is no chance that he will feature tomorrow,” said Kohfeldt. “ I have to tip my hat to him. After his injury he showed what a fighter he is, even if it’s not a huge setback. He will miss at least one game which is a shame for him personally. I really hope you can find a rhythm so that everyone can see the quality that he has.”

Also not ready to feature is Milos Veljkovic. The centre-back remains out with a thigh problem. “Milos still can’t play. He Will rejoin the team against Leipzig,” Kohfeldt explained. Veljkovic was also unavailable for the game against Stuttgart on Easter Sunday.

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