“You can tell that everyone wants to play in the Bundesliga”

Amos Pieper gives his first impressions as a Werder player

Amos Pieper has some clear goals with SV Werder (Photo: WERDER.DE).
First Team
Thursday, 23.06.2022 / 17:45

Amos Pieper is one of the three Werder new arrivals who turned up for the beginning of the 2022/23 pre-season this week. After the obligatory performance tests were completed, Ole Werner's squad were out on the pitch for the first time on Wednesday and Thursday. “Yesterday was the first session that was focused mainly on football. The tempo was there straight away; the intensity was high. The boys welcomed me well over these first three or four days that I’ve been here. I feel comfortable here I have to say that I find it a very professional environment here,” Pieper told the media on Thursday.

Pieper said that from first contact with SVW to signing of the contract, everything ran like a red thread. The defender said that right from the first talks, he had a “very good feeling about Werder Bremen.” He added, “Werder was the first club that approached me; they had a clear idea and wanted under all circumstances. They showed me a clear perspective.” Head coach Ole Werner also played an important role. “Ole had prepared a video in which he showed me scenes of how he sees me as a player, within the team and his system. We understood each other very quickly on a footballing level. That was a video that convinced me. I had already seen the way football is played here and the fact that I was given another exclusive insight into his idea of football really, really appealed to me.”


Pieper: “bring a footballing identity onto the pitch”

During his time with Arminia Bielefeld, Pieper achieved promotion to the Bundesliga in 2020 before witnessing his new club achieve the same feat two years later. “I saw the celebrations and thought to myself: 'Okay, this is the right decision,' and I signed shortly after that. You could see all the greatness and momentum, that makes this club what it is – how everything is supported from the outside by the fans. It was nice to see,” said the defender. Pieper hopes the team can take the momentum of promotion to the Bundesliga with them. “You can tell the boys are in great spirits and everyone wants to be playing in the Bundesliga. It's important that we keep that going for as long as we can. Achieving promotion from the second division and saying 'we're all fired up to be in the Bundesliga’ can really get you going,” said Pieper, speaking on his experience in Bielefeld.


Pieper's goal for the new season is “to bring a footballing identity onto the pitch that allows us to be successful in the long term”. In doing so, Pieper says that the team needs to try to get the maximum points return from every game. “I've realised that against every opponent, so no matter how big they are on paper, there is always a chance to pick up points,” said the 24-year-old. “Of course we'll all be happy if we can stay up. Nevertheless, you don't necessarily have to aim low or count yourself out of reaching the top.” In order to contribute to these goals, Pieper already began individual training during the summer break. “The summer break was relatively long at five weeks, so I told myself I wanted to come here to Bremen in top shape.”

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