Werder Bremen News

An interesting opponent

Nearly a week has passed since the victory in Mainz and the Werder players are packing their bags in readiness for another away day. This time the destination is Wolfsburg’s Volkswagen Arena and the opponent finds itself in a similar predicament to that of Werder, somewhat lower down the league table than many would have expected at the start of the season. The winter signings of Malli, Ntep and...

23.02.2017 // 11:57 // first team

Leading from the front

On Friday, SV Werder travel to VfL Wolfsburg. Former "Wolf" Max Kruse, who was forced to miss this fixture in the first half of the season with injury, will be in the Bremen team which will make the journey. The upcoming clash on Bundesliga matchday 22 will be the No. 10’s first encounter with his ex-team. “Playing against a former club is always special,” explained Kruse, who has experience of...

22.02.2017 // 21:25 // first team

Thomas Delaney to miss Wolfsburg match

Thomas Delaney will not be available for SV Werder Bremen’s match against Wolfsbrug on Friday. The match will come too soon for the new signing, who sustained injuries to his face during the game in Mainz. “The exact date of his return is unknown. For now, he needs to rest and unfortunately he won’t be fit enough for Friday,” said head coach Alexander Nouri at the press conference. It remains...

22.02.2017 // 14:29 // first team

Bargfrede close to return

Philipp Bargfrede’s injury list makes for sorry reading, but the Green-White’s midfield engine can finally mark a tick next to his most recent entry. “I am happy that the injury has healed and that I have gotten through it,” said Bargfrede in an interview with WERDER.DE. He returned to training last week, after returning from a torn Achilles suffered at the...

21.02.2017 // 19:56 // first team

Comeback, contest and a chef

+++ Luca Caldirola took another important step towards returning to first-team action after he played his first competitive game for five months in Werder U23’s victory over SC Paderborn. The centre-back played the entire 90 minutes of the 1-0 win and was absolutely delighted to be back on the pitch after his first appearance since picking up an ankle injury in September. “It was good to finally...

20.02.2017 // 17:39 // Team Talk

Rewarded for a good performance

Felix Wiedwald had a feeling before the game in Mainz that he would keep a clean sheet. “I knew from the start that I wouldn’t concede today,” said the matchwinner after Werder’s 2-0 victory on the road. The SVW keeper made a number of crucial saves to keep his team ahead like in the first half against Jhon Cordoba or after the break against Pablo de Blasis’ header. “Felix showed today how good of...

19.02.2017 // 14:33 // first team

Thomas Delaney sidelined

Thomas Delaney sustained a concussion and midfacial fractures on his cheekbone in the match against Mainz 05. The diagnosis came after extensive examinations in hospital on Saturday evening. The Danish international will remain in Mainz until Monday, before returning to Bremen via train. 

19.02.2017 // 13:57 // first team

"A small but major step forward"

3,700 Werder Bremen fans graced the away sections of the Opel Arena, and they stayed there celebrating with their team for some time after the final whistle. The feelings of relief and joy after the confirmation of Werder's first points of the calendar year were palpable and contagious. Frank Baumann commented that the 2-0 away win over 1. FSV Mainz "had lifted a weight" from them all, and the...

18.02.2017 // 20:28 // first team

Werder earn 2-0 win against Mainz

Three  big points on the board for Werder! SV Werder Bremen got their first points of the calendar year with a 2-0 away win against 1. FSV Mainz. Serge Gnabry's looping header put Werder ahead in the 16th minute, and was followed quickly by Thomas Delaney's first goal for the Green-Whites - an excellent free kick on his left foot, giving them a two-goal lead going into the break. Despite heavy...

18.02.2017 // 17:41 // first team

Duo with U23 squad

+++ Putting in the final touches: Twenty Werder players made the journey to Mainz from their recent short training camp on Thursday. Philipp Bargfrede and Florian Grillitsch, who only rejoined first-team training again this week, completed some individual work at the Weser-Stadion on Friday morning with Ulisses Garcia. The rest of the team had a training session in Mainz at 15:00 CET, where all 18...

17.02.2017 // 17:53 // Team Talk

No time to feel sorry for ourselves

Progress will only be made together! If Werder want to take the points from the game against Mainz, they know they will have to work hard as a strong, collective unit. Head coach Alexander Nouri has made this clear to his team, stating the need for togetherness and asserting “we cannot let ourselves be divided as a team.”

16.02.2017 // 19:00 // first team

Need to show character

The players need to show character now. The Green-Whites are aiming to finally get their first points of 2017 after four defeats on the trot. Alexander Nouri’s men take on 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday, 18th February at 15:30 CET. They are a team “with a lot of quality on the counterattack,” emphasised Nouri ahead of this crucial away fixture. “We need to be compact and must not allow Mainz to hit...

16.02.2017 // 17:21 // preliminary report

Delaney: "That is a secret"

Much has been written about Thomas Delaney since his move to the Weser. The charismatic midfielder has been portrayed in numerous ways. Delaney has justified the intense interest in him with a number of convincing performances on the pitch and he is definitely an asset to SV Werder. However what about those things you do not know about the 24-year-old? 

15.02.2017 // 18:29 // interview

“Strengthen players’ confidence and conviction”

Ahead of their important trip to 1. FSV Mainz on Saturday (18/02), the Werder players are travelling to the Rhineland on Thursday for some intense training. “We will train here as normal on Thursday afternoon and then travel to Mainz,” said Werder coach Alexander Nouri on Tuesday. 

14.02.2017 // 16:32 // first team

Bargfrede and Grillitsch return

Ahead of their important away game at 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday, Werder’s head coach Alexander Nouri will this week be pleased to welcome back some key players to his squad. Florian Grillitsch, who sustained a shoulder injury whilst training in Spain during the winter break, is back with the first team, while Philipp Bargfrede, another important player, should make his return to training over...

14.02.2017 // 11:05 // first team

Wiedwald: "It's about the club"

+++ Who will be between the posts against 1. FSV Mainz 05? You can ask yourselves this question once again after Jaroslav Drobny’s ban runs out this week. However SVW head coach Alexander Nouri was crystal clear after the Gladbach game. “For me there is nothing to discuss at the moment. Felix will also be in goal next week,” said the Werder coach. Fans will have to wait and see as for every game....

13.02.2017 // 13:02 // Team Talk

"Our confidence is lacking"

Robert Bauer made his disappointment clear after the final whistle. “I know the fans must be sick of us standing here every week, saying the same thing. If we didn’t have to do this then we wouldn’t,” said the defender to journalists in the mixed zone of the Weser-Stadion. However, like his Green-White colleagues, answering to the media is something they have to do. “We had planned a lot and...

11.02.2017 // 20:17 // first team

Werder fail to make chances pay

Werder were always in the game and in reach of an equaliser, but the Green-Whites remain without a point in 2017 after losing narrowly to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Bundesliga matchday 20 (1-0). In front of a sold-out crowd at the Weser-Stadion, the visitors went into the lead after just 12 minutes through Thorgan Hazard. Werder’s best chance came from Fin Bartels soon after going behind, but the...

11.02.2017 // 18:29 // first team

Force a result

“It’s about time we picked up some points!” It is not just Zlatko Junuzovic that knows this, after he uttered those words at the press conference on Thursday. The rest of the team are also well aware of this after three defeats in 2017. However when it comes to the team’s next opponent, Borussia Mönchengladbach, who visit the Weser-Stadion on Saturday, 11th February, their form has by contrast...

10.02.2017 // 03:27 // first team

Late decision on Pizarro and Moisander selection

Whether or not Niklas Moisander and Claudio Pizarro will feature on Saturday afternoon at the Weser-Stadion remains to be seen. Possible appearances from the duo will be not be decided on until after the final training session on Friday, as head coach Alexander Nouri explained at his press conference today. “We’re leaving the door open for them until the last minute since both are important...

09.02.2017 // 19:41 // first team