Werder Bremen News

Here's to a Happy New Year

Werder fans all over the world will be hoping for a Happy New Year with the return of the Bundesliga this Saturday when the Green-Whites will host TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at 15:30 CET. Julian Nagelsmann’s squad is riddled with individual quality, that’s no secret, but on the back of seven points from the last three league games and a short yet productive winter break training camp in sunny Spain,...

19.01.2018 // 14:17 // preliminary report

Wagner: The Weser-Stadion still gives me goosebumps

For Sandro Wagner, his time at Werder feels like long ago. In those six years since he wore the Werder jersey, a lot has changed. The now 30-year-old striker has played for FC Kaiserlautern, Hertha, Darmstadt and Hoffenheim, gained experience in Bundesliga 2 and became a national player. Since the start of January he has been back at his boyhood club FC Bayern and on Sunday he will meet the team...

18.01.2018 // 17:39 // interview

Intensive preparation

It will be a long week for the Werder first-team. Head coach Florain Kohfeldt must put these days to good use before the tough test away at table-topping Bayern. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the team will have two sessions, where they will put in the groundwork. As Kohfeldt revealed, “In the first part of the week, it’s all about us and how we want to play and then, from Friday, we will start to...

16.01.2018 // 12:47 // first team

Quarter final schedule released

The quarter final of the DFB-Pokal between Werder and Bayer 04 Leverkusen will be played on Tuesday 6th February at 20:45 CET in the Leverkusener BayArena.  The upcoming match is a repeat of the draw two years ago, when the Green-Whites beat Leverkusen to take their place in the semi finals.

16.01.2018 // 11:00 // German DFB Pokal

"We could’ve got the win today with a bit of luck"

Lots of counter-attacks, numerous goalscoring chances – and yet Werder couldn’t make the most of their second-half domination. SV Werder got a point against Hoffenheim after a much-improved second period but Werder were left thinking ‘what if’. “I am satisfied with the way we played after the break but I am not as happy with the result. We need the points,” Florian Kohfeldt underlined.

13.01.2018 // 18:10 // first team

Spoils shared in the first Bundesliga game of 2018

SV Werder earned a 1-1 draw at home to 1899 Hoffenheim in the first Bundesliga game of 2018 after an impressive second-half display. The Green-Whites had to come from behind in front of 40,000 people at the Weserstadion to secure a point. TSG defender Benjamin Hübner headed in Serge Gnabry’s cross late in the first half (39’). The game was a lot more open after the break and after Theodor Gebre...

13.01.2018 // 17:26 // first team

Here's to a Happy New Year

Werder fans all over the world will be hoping for a Happy New Year with the return of the Bundesliga this Saturday when the Green-Whites will host TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at 15:30 CET. Julian Nagelsmann’s squad is riddled with individual quality, that’s no secret, but on the back of seven points from the last three league games and a short yet productive winter break training camp in sunny Spain,...

11.01.2018 // 17:23 // preliminary report

"I will never forget that day"

SV Werder face 1899 Hoffenheim in the first Bundesliga game back after the winter break. On the books at Hoffenheim is Florian Grillitsch, who has played there since last summer when he made the move from the Green-Whites. WERDER.DE spoke to “Grillo” ahead of his visit to his former club about his best moment at Werder, the record from the first half of the season and the upcoming clash against...

11.01.2018 // 14:32 // interview

Fin is feeling good!

It was a day to remember for the Green-Whites on Matchday 15, when SV Werder came away with a 2-1 away win and the three points against Dortmund who were the clear favourites, after a brilliant performance in the lion’s den that is the Signal Iduna Park. However a tackle, a pained expression and a serious injury proved how close happiness and suffering sit side by side. This is of course Fin...

10.01.2018 // 17:44 // first team

Kohfeldt: "We’ve made the most of our time here"

On Monday afternoon, the one week training camp in Algorfa will draw to a close. So there’s one last chance to take in the sun before it’s back to the bitterly cold northwest of Germany for SV Werder Bremen. The flight will leave from Alicante airport at 16:50 local time and will take home a Green-White side that has made use of their time on the Costa Blanca effectively. “I think that we’ve made...

08.01.2018 // 12:14 // first team

Repeat of 2016: Werder face Leverkusen in the quarterfinals

Werder will face Bayer 04 Leverkusen in this season’s DFB-Pokal quarterfinal. The draw was made on Sunday evening 7th January by hosts Oliver Roggisch (former Germany handball international) and Horst Hrubesch (DFB sporting director). The tie against Leverkusen will be played on either the 6th or 7th February 2018. 

07.01.2018 // 18:19 // German DFB Pokal

Successful dress rehearsal

SV Werder enjoyed a convincing 4-0 victory in Sunday’s friendly against FC Twente. The Green-Whites, with the restart of Bundesliga action in sight, looked in tremendous form in the final practice match of the winter break. One goal from Florian Kainz and two from Max Kruse in the first half gave Werder a comfortable 3-0 lead at the break, then substitute Johannes Eggestein made it four with a...

07.01.2018 // 17:25 // first team

Zlatko's Back

When Florian Kohfeldt speaks about his captain at the training camp in Algorfa, he practically starts rhapsodizing. But after a season so far hampered by many minor injuries, the coach is relieved to finally have Zlatko Junuzovic back where he wants him: on the pitch. 

06.01.2018 // 21:21 // first team

A home from home

Football is psychological! Games are won and lost on mentality! There does appear to be more to these phrases than mere metaphorical value. Whether a hot head or a cool character, players decide games from their own personal control centre.

06.01.2018 // 16:53 // Kopfsache

Antwerp friendly called off

The friendly match with Royal Antwerp scheduled for Sunday, 7th January at 11:00 CET has been called off. “Unfortunately, we had too many injury worries yesterday, so we wouldn’t be able to put out two different squads. We would like to thank Antwerp for their understanding,” said sporting director Frank Baumann.

06.01.2018 // 12:41 // first team

The work of a winner

For Aron Jóhannsson, a difficult sporting year came to an end a few days ago. Off the pitch, it could have been one of the nicest years in the 27-year-old’s life due to the birth of his daughter Alba. But the American attacker struggled with injuries in 2017. The turn of the year offers the forward a chance to claim a place in Werder’s XI, to right previous wrongs and to look to the future. Those...

06.01.2018 // 09:39 // first team

Garcia joins Nürnberg on loan

Ulisses Garcia has completed an immediate loan move to 1. FC Nürnberg until the end of the season. The two clubs confirmed the deal Friday lunchtime.

05.01.2018 // 13:59 // first team

Käuper called up to Bundesliga squad

Ole Käuper is already fully involved in team training at Werder’s camp in Algorfa, and will continue to train with Max Kruse, Zlatko Junuzovic and Co. once the team returns to Bremen, since manager Florian Kohfeldt recently made clear that Käuper will remain a first team squad member: "He definitely belongs in this team. He needs to prove himself now and show that he can perform. As things stand,...

05.01.2018 // 10:50 // first team

No end in sight!

17 matchday squad call-ups, 15 appearances, 14 of which over the full 90 minutes. To add to this, a senior team debut for the Serbia national side put the cherry on top of the cake for Milos Veljkovic in the first half the season. Personally, things are going well for the 22 year old, who feels right at home on the Weser and is ambitious about his future.

03.01.2018 // 18:31 // first team

Positive start to 2018 for Junuzovic

The Green-Whites arrived in Algorfa on Tuesday to the sun shining, leaves on the trees and a temperature of 22 degrees. The Werder players are training in the perfect conditions over the winter break. “We are very impressed with the players so far. We are really satisfied,” said Frank Baumann.

02.01.2018 // 16:51 // first team