Drawing the right conclusions

Nicolai Rapp on the Nordderby, the atmosphere in the stadium and upcoming opponents

Nicolai Rapp after the Nordderby defeat against HSV
Nicolai Rapp after the Nordderby defeat against HSV (Foto: nordphoto).
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Sunday, 19.09.2021 / 11:17

It was the first Nordderby in three and a half years, and the first ever for Nicolai Rapp. The 21,050 fans in the wohninvest WESERSTADION did not want for excitement, and they witnessed a game full of fight, passion, emotion, chances and controversy. The 24-year-old looked back on the 2-0 defeat against HSV, saying, “I was really excited for the match and the atmosphere was great throughout. The stadium kept us going until the end”.

Nicolai Rapp on ...

... defeat in the Nordderby: “It was a restless night. It’s always more difficult after a match like that. The game offered a lot, but not everything went our way. In the second half we still had a lot of chances so we’re very disappointed. Losses always hurt, especially in a derby.”

... what Markus Anfang said after the game: “He thought that we weren’t in the game in the first half, so it was fair enough that we were 1-0 down. But you can definitely give us credit for the second half, as we had a lot of chances and probably should’ve scored the equaliser. The positive thing was definitely that we fought right up until the end of added time.”

... the atmosphere in the stadium: “I was really excited for this match and the support was great throughout. The stadium kept us going until the end. That was brilliant and I think it was noticeable that that gave us energy. The atmosphere in the stadium was really good, but unfortunately the result was probably the right one in the end.”

... his time at Werder so far: “It was tough at the start because I was injured - something that’s never easy, especially when you want to probe yourself and get to know your teammates. I’m happy now that I’m fit again and I’m able to help the team. I feel very comfortable here, off the pitch as well, and I’m happy to be here.”

... the upcoming trip to Dresden: “They’ve had a good season so far. They play against Darmstadt today which we will follow, but the first task for us is to analyse the Hamburg game. From tomorrow, our full focus will be on the Dresden game. We are expecting another challenge as it’s never easy to play in Dresden. It can get heated, so we need to draw the right conclusions from the last game.”

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