Werder Bremen News

Winter training camp in South Africa

SV Werder Bremen will hold a winter training camp in Africa for the first time. In co-operation with the DFL, they will prepare for the second half of the season between the 3rd and 12th January 2019 in South Africa.  

16.10.2018 // 13:17 // first team

Happy Birthday, Mesut Özil!

No former Werder players have made as many headlines as Mesut Özil in recent months. Following the media debate surrounding his photo with Erdogan and his retirement from the national side, things look to have finally settled down for the playmaker. We’ve decided to take a look back at the best moments from Özil’s time at Werder.

15.10.2018 // 17:40 // first team

“Werder are in top form"

Former Werder star happy with development of the team: Per Mertesacker’s farewell game was mainly focussed on the former international’s goodbye, but other ex-Werder players who played also commented on how Werder were playing this season. Patrick Owomoyela, who wore the Werder kit from 2005 to 2008, said he was very satisfied with head coach Florian Kohfeldt and praised the team. Tim Wiese hopes...

15.10.2018 // 12:11 // Team Talk

Dream fulfilled for Rashica as he scores first goal for Kosovo.

The evening could not have started better for Milot Rashica. He was not only in the starting XI as Kosovo drew 1-1 with the Faroe Islands but he also scored nine minutes into the game and what a goal it was. The 22-year-old scored from 25 meters out into the top right hand corner. It was not only his first international goal but also his first full ninety minutes in his 18th game for Kosovo....

14.10.2018 // 20:08 // first team

One final hurrah for Mertesacker

It was in the 88th minute that those in the HDI-Arena rose and applauded as Per Mertesacker ran the last few metres of his footballing career. After 15 extremely successful but taxing years of professional football, the ‘BFG’ finishes his career with 104 international appearances, a world cup trophy, and 150 games in a Werder shirt. The match was certainly a trip down memory lane for Mertesacker....

13.10.2018 // 18:15 // first team

Eggestein qualifies for the U21 European Championship

Maximilian Eggestein successfully qualified for the 2019 U21 European Championship on Friday evening in a 2-1 victory against Norway. The U21s needed two points from their remaining two qualifiers to guarantee their ticket to the tournament in Italy and San Marino. Stefan Kuntz’s team made it clear in their performance against Norway that they wanted to qualify with a game to spare. Werder’s...

13.10.2018 // 09:11 // first team

Möhwald with a strike, Osabutey scores with his head

Friendly on Friday evening. In an entertaining game with lots of opportunities from both sides, Werder Bremen had the upper hand at VfL Osnabrück, the current leader of the third division, and eventually won the game 2-1. In front of the 3,984 fans in attendance, Kevin Möhwald put the Green-Whites in front before the break with a brilliant shot from the edge of the box (25’). After the restart,...

12.10.2018 // 20:25 // first team

Werder face Osnabrücker in friendly

If you thought that Werder would be relaxing during the international break, you thought wrong. The Green-Whites take on VfL Osnabrück, who currently top the third division, on Friday 12 October at 18:30 CEST. “We look forward to a great atmosphere and good game,” said head coach Florian Kohfeldt.

11.10.2018 // 17:35 // first team

Finally catching balls again

Michael Zetterer has had a long injury lay-off. In November 2017, he had to have another operation on his left wrist, but he’s fighting his way back. “Being able to wear gloves again is a lot of fun,” said the goalkeeper.

11.10.2018 // 15:28 // first team

Everyone shares responsibility

There are some smiling faces among the Green-Whites in training this week. Werder fans are pleased to see their team in 4th place in the Bundesliga table and the same rings true among the squad. “The best feeling a footballer can feel is when all the players in the squad feel important and needed. I think this currently the case,” said Werder defender Sebastian Langkamp.

10.10.2018 // 13:05 // first team

Pizarro “extremely” pleased for Eggestein

Like Eggestein, it was in the Weser-Stadion that a young Pizarro, aged just 20 in 1999, scored his first goal on the road to becoming Werder’s all-time record Bundesliga goalscorer. Last Friday, 19 years after that strike, ‘Piza’ was the enabler, setting up attacking starlet Johannes Eggestein’s first goal for the club. “I was extremely pleased for Johannes,” said the Peruvian. “He’s a player who...

08.10.2018 // 18:04 // first team

Bravery, passion and high targets

A special place for a special interview – it’s the first joint interview with sporting director Frank Baumann and head coach Florian Kohfeldt. From the stands of the Weser-Stadion, they spoke about their work together at the club, assembling the squad and their expectations of the 2018/19 season.

08.10.2018 // 13:41 // first team

Jojo’s first Bundesliga goal

Super sub: There were just 143 seconds between Johannes Eggestein coming on as a sub and scoring his first Bundesliga goal on Friday evening. “It was a great feeling,” said the 20-year-old after the game. The young striker also got a lot of praise from his teammates following the goal, with Theodor Gebre Selassie posting on Instagram “Sooner or later, you get your reward. Congratulations Jojo.” It...

08.10.2018 // 12:10 // Team Talk

We deserved the win

After the 2-0 home win on Friday evening, SV Werder have climbed the table to second. The Green-Whites are still keeping their feet on the ground though. “We are so happy that we are back at the top after all these years, but the season has only really just begun,” said Florian Kainz. Head coach Florian Kohfeldt is “satisfied” with the team’s start to the season, but doesn’t want to place too much...

06.10.2018 // 00:12 // first team

Werder tame the Wolves

Werder went out on Florian Kohfeldt’s birthday looking for a win that would put them second going into the weekend. Davy Klaassen put the Green-Whites ahead in the first half with a well-struck volley, before Wolfsburg started to come back into the game after the break. It was two substitutes that secured the game for Werder, with Claudio Pizarro playing a perfectly-weighted ball for Johannes...

05.10.2018 // 22:36 // first team

Make up lost ground

When Werder face Wolfsburg tomorrow evening, they’ll have put the disappointed of last week firmly out of their minds. The Green-Whites want to make up for the Stuttgart loss, where they played well but failed to get anything from the game.

04.10.2018 // 16:59 // preliminary report

“We want to really be on it”

Despite losing 2-1 to Stuttgart at the weekend, Werder were praised for their performance and never-say-die attitude after Milos Veljkovic’s red card. Head coach Florian Kohfeldt is sure that the team won’t be taking their foot off the pedal.

04.10.2018 // 14:50 // first team

Progress at Werder alongside international duty

Werder Bremen’s talented right back Felix Beijmo hasn’t featured much so far this season. The promising new signing hasn’t featured in any Bundesliga matchday squad since joining the Green-Whites this summer and first team regular Theodor Gebre Selassie remains ahead of Beijmo in the pecking order. “We have confidence in Felix for the Bundesliga,” said Werder sporting director Frank Baumann, who...

02.10.2018 // 15:55 // first team

Three important matches in October

October is set to be a busy month for Werder, with the Green-Whites playing against three Bundesliga opponents, all of whom had high hopes of league success at the start of the season. Friday’s match against VfL Wolfsburg precedes the international break, after which Werder travel to last season’s runners-up Schalke 04 on Saturday the 20th, before welcoming Europa League competitors Bayer 04...

02.10.2018 // 15:05 // first team

Gave everything, deserved more

Werder fought and showed a lot of passion but were unlucky to lose 2-1 against VfB Stuttgart. Although SV Werder put in one of their best performances of the season, they came away empty-handed. “I saw us today play very well and we were so mentally strong,” said Max Kruse. However, even though he knew they played well, the captain was self critical after the game. “We were unable to finish our...

29.09.2018 // 19:05 // first team