Stark will already know a few faces in the Bremen squad, having played with Niclas Füllkrug in Nürnberg and with Leo Bittencourt for the Germany U21s. Stark said that he received a warm welcome from the team, adding “We are trying to build a successful system here, something that I want to contribute to.” Werner was able to leave him with a positive impression during the contract negotiations, one that has been further confirmed during his first few days in Bremen. “We had some very positive talks. He has a clear plan, something that is very important in the Bundesliga. Ole showed me that he fully believes we will be able to follow this plan, even if it might not always be easy,” Stark said.
Stark is pleased to now be donning the green-and-white of SVW, saying “It was always tough to come and play at the wohninvest WESERSTADION. The stadium was always rocking; it was very loud but always a positive atmosphere. It’s tough to find that in the Bundesliga,” he said. “I’m happy to be able to experience it from the other side now.”