Werder Bremen News

Baumann watches Japan victory at the Asia Cup

Werder sporting director Frank Baumann watched on in the stadium as Yuya Osako and Japan sealed their place in the Asia Cup quarter-finals. Osako didn’t feature in the 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia, but a goal from defender Takehiro Tomiyasu was enough to for the Samurai Blue to advance.

21.01.2019 // 14:15 // first team

Langkamp: “That can carry us”

There’s a definite trend when comparing Werder’s points totals from the Hin- and Rückrunde in the past four seasons: 15 then 27, 16 then 29, 15 then 23, and 17 then 26. The Green-Whites tend to have a strong second half of the season. “You still have to pick up the points,” said Sebastian Langkamp.

20.01.2019 // 12:38 // first team

Important, deserved, and a little bit “crazy”

There was a feeling that Werder should have wrapped up the game against Hannover earlier, but they fully deserved the three points. “It’s crazy that it only finished 1-0,” said Florian Kohfeldt after the game. Despite the missed chances, the Werder head coach was pleased with his team: “I saw the consistency that we needed today. I had a feeling. The boys wanted to win.” Werder had 23 shots today...

19.01.2019 // 18:42 // first team

Rashica scores the winner in 1-0 victory!

Werder made it a winning start to 2019 this afternoon when they beat Hannover 96 1-0. The Green-Whites put in a good performance, taking the game to the hosts and could have scored more goals. Rashica scored the winner in the first half, finishing after Harnik’s clever flick was saved.

19.01.2019 // 17:27 // Match Highlights

Kainz signs for 1. FC Cologne

Florian Kainz has left Werder Bremen and signed for 2. Bundesliga side 1. FC Cologne. The 26-year-old Austrian international completed his medical on Friday and put pen to paper on a deal.

18.01.2019 // 16:00 // first team

Young and hungry for success

Werder are particularly well-stocked in attack this season. Even with the potential departure of Florian Kainz, the head coach still has a lot of options to choose from up front. Aron Johannsson and Fin Bartels are both out with long-term injuries, but there are still seven strikers to choose from. Two of these are Jojo Eggestein and Josh Sargent, who have both started to make an impact recently. ...

17.01.2019 // 20:02 // first team

Start the new year right

It’s been 28 days since Werder ended the Hinrunde with a defeat in Leipzig, despite putting in a good performance in the 3-2 defeat. The Green-Whites have developed well in 2018, but there’s a feeling that they could have ended the Hinrunde with more points on the board. This is something they’ll be looking to put right in Hannover this weekend. “The main thing isn’t developing our game anymore....

17.01.2019 // 18:20 // preliminary report

Competition for places spurs us all on

21 different players took to the pitch for Werder in the Hinrunde, the fewest out of any team in the Bundesliga. Florian Kohfeldt seems to be sticking to the phrase “never change a winning team.”

17.01.2019 // 15:12 // first team

Bargfrede, the phenomenon

The Roly-poly toy, by definition is a small toy that can be rocked but will never ever fall down. Werder have their own roly-poly toy in their squad, the player being Philipp Bargfrede. Despite being two months out with an injury, the midfielder is a once again available for the starting XI this weekend. "He could play from the start´. He will be able to play 70 minutes in any case," said Florian...

17.01.2019 // 13:41 // first team

Quartet missing: Bartels, Bargfrede and Augustinsson training individually

SV Werder were missing four players during their team training on Wednesday. Philipp Bargfrede and Ludwig Augustinsson trained individually, while Fin Bartels also missed out on team training.

16.01.2019 // 14:49 // first team

Simply carrying on

There are times when you simply don’t want to stop what you are doing. Kevin Möhwald went through one of these phases shortly before the Bundesliga winter break. “When you go on a run for the first time in a while, you naturally want to carry on. If it had been down to me, I would’ve like the matches to have continued,” said the 25 year-old, who managed to work his way into Florian Kohfeldt’s...

15.01.2019 // 16:35 // first team

Johannes Eggestein back in training

The Werder players arrived back in Germany on Sunday, and began preparations for Saturday’s game against Hannover 96 this afternoon. Jojo Eggestein returned to action, having missed the last few training sessions and the game against the Bidvest Wits. The whole squad trained, barring a trio of missing players.

15.01.2019 // 14:56 // first team

Werder and Köln come to agreement on Kainz transfer

SV Werder Bremen have come to an agreement with 1. FC Köln for the transfer of Florian Kainz, subject to a medical.

15.01.2019 // 14:00 // first team

Jaroslav Drobny transfers to Düsseldorf

Jaroslav Drobny has today left Werder to join Fortuna Düsseldorf. The goalkeeper made his debut for his new side in the Telekom Cup this afternoon, with Düsseldorf beating Hertha Berlin 3-1. “The last few details were worked out shortly before his first game for Fortuna and we got the contracts signed in time. We wish Jaroslav Drobny all the best for the future,” said Michael Rudolph.

13.01.2019 // 18:05 // first team

“A good step forward”

Werder’s friendly against Bidvest Wits was a good way to end the club’s training camp in South Africa according to Florian Kohfeldt, even if he wasn’t entirely pleased with the 2-2 result. The Green-Whites took part in some light training on Saturday morning and will travel back to Germany shortly afterwards. Werder’s ten days in South Africa have come to an end, and it’s time to look back on the...

12.01.2019 // 09:58 // first team

Werder held as Kruse scores double

Werder had to settle for a draw with Bidvest Wits in their final friendly in South Africa. Max Kruse twice put his side in front, but goals from Murray and Khumalo meant that the game ended 2-2. It was a day of missed chances for Werder, with Nuri Sahin and Martin Harnik both hitting the woodwork in the second half.

11.01.2019 // 15:36 // Match Highlights

Bartels has “an appetite for more”

Fin Bartels is exhausted. He’s been on the training pitch for around two hours and now he’s out of breath. “It’s good that I’m fighting my way back,” said Bartels, who’s back with his teammates and taking part in the training camp in Johannesburg.

11.01.2019 // 09:52 // first team

Drobny on his way to Düsseldorf

Jaroslav Drobny has left the training camp in South Africa. The goalkeeper will have a medical on Friday, Frank Baumann has announced.

10.01.2019 // 17:15 // first team

“I know what I have at Werder”

Maximilian Eggestein was the face of Werder’s start to the season. The midfielder is currently the club’s top scorer after the first half of the season, with four goals. He’s one of the first names of the team sheet in what is already his fifth Bundesliga season. He’s started all 19 of Werder’s games and has only missed seven Bundesliga minutes this season. “I definitely feel more mature,” said...

09.01.2019 // 19:14 // first team

Osako scores brace for Japan

You couldn’t have wished for a better start at an international tournament. Werder attacker Yuya Osako started for Japan in their opening Asian Cup match against Turkmenistan on Wednesday and helped to secure a 3-2 victory.

09.01.2019 // 14:30 // first team