Werder Bremen News

Youthful Werder side fall to St. Pauli

SV Werder Bremen suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of FC St. Pauli in a friendly on Friday. The match, which was live-streamed by WERDER-STROM on the club’s official YouTube channel, was decided shortly after the break by a goal from Youba Diarra (52’). Head coach Florian Kohfeldt’s side featured several young talents and had its chances, but was unable to see their efforts rewarded. WERDER.de...

11.10.2019 / 20:27 / Match Highlights

Eggestein and the U21s draw against Spain

Germany’s U21 side settled for a 1-1 draw with Spain in their international friendly. Johannes Eggestein once again captained the side as they took on the current U21 European Champions. While Benjamin Goller was also awarded an appearance, Milot Rashica and Marco Friedl were unused substitutes. A look at Thursday’s internationals:

11.10.2019 / 09:36 / first team

Building on a strong defensive showing

“Taking a point from Dortmund was great, but if we don’t follow that up with a good showing in Frankfurt, then it means nothing,” Ömer Toprak said in the Mixed Zone on Thursday. Since the start of the week, the team have set their sights on the match against Frankfurt and have the “clear goal” of taking home three points. All that stands between them and making this goal a reality are 90 minutes...

10.10.2019 / 17:07 / preliminary report

Ready for more

Philipp Bargfrede has just 30 minutes to his name so far this season. After celebrating his long-awaited comeback in the game against RB Leipzig, coach Florian Kohfeldt also threw him on for the final minutes in Frankfurt. “The short appearances have been god for me. After my injury I don’t have the fitness to play 90 minutes so the friendly against St. Pauli will be a good test for me to see...

09.10.2019 / 16:57 / first team

Extended break for Klaasen and Veljkovic

After a tough away match against Frankfurt, Werder Bremen start their next week of training on Wednesday afternoon. Davy Klaasen and Milos Veljkovic, who were given an extra day of rest by Head Coach Florian Kohfeldt, won't be out on the pitch. Claudio Pizarro will also be absent from Wednesday's session, and will not be available to the green-and-white in the coming days either.

09.10.2019 / 14:54 / first team

Werder players on international duty

After their last two away matches, some Werder players will be making even longer trips to link up with their respective national sides in the coming weeks. While last minute goalscorer Milot Rashica must travel around 1500 kilometres to represent Kosovo, Jiri Pavlenka must only get to the Czech Republic, where his side will face England. In addition to these two, there are a further five Werder...

08.10.2019 / 17:23 / first team

Bruised foot: Klaassen gets the all clear

Davy Klaassen sustained a bruise on his right foot on Sunday evening when Makoto Hasebe fouled him inside the penalty area at the end of the match. The Dutchman had to be substituted and was replaced by Michael Lang.

07.10.2019 / 12:34 / first team

'It was an intense game"

Another away game, another draw, another spectacle! SV Werder nicked a hard-fought point right at the death and head into the international break with 8 points in the Bundesliga. “It was a fantastic game of football for the neutral fan, but not one of our better performances this season,” said Werder’s head coach Florian Kohfeldt after the final whistle in the Commerzbank-Arena.

06.10.2019 / 21:25 / first team

A point in Frankfurt

Werder and Eintracht Frankfurt shared the points in the last Bundesliga match before the international break on Sunday night. SVW travelled to Frankfurt to face Eintracht in their own back yard and were put under immediate pressure from the hosts, who started the game dangerously. However, SVW managed to keep them at bay and took the lead through Davy Klaassen in the 27th minute, and entered the...

06.10.2019 / 19:58 / Match Highlights

Toprak to miss Frankfurt game

Ömer Toprak failed to complete the final training session ahead of the Frankfurt game and will therefore miss tomorrow’s match. He had a problem with his calf during the final game and went back into the changing rooms early as a result. It’s not yet known how long he will be out for, but Florian Kohfeldt thinks “it shouldn’t be anything long-term.”

05.10.2019 / 15:05 / first team

Building on a strong defensive showing

“Taking a point from Dortmund was great, but if we don’t follow that up with a good showing in Frankfurt, then it means nothing,” Ömer Toprak said in the Mixed Zone on Thursday. Since the start of the week, the team have set their sights on the match against Frankfurt and have the “clear goal” of taking home three points. All that stands between them and making this goal a reality are 90 minutes...

04.10.2019 / 17:33 / preliminary report

Vital in defence as well as attack

Since his return from injury, Maximilian Eggestein has been unspectacular yet effective for The Green-Whites in their past two Bundesliga games, which is exactly what head coach Florian Kohfeldt has demanded from him. Even if Eggestein isn’t quite the leading attacking force for the team, he is still absolutely indispensable to Werder’s line-up. The 21-year-old’s importance to Florian Kohfeldt is...

04.10.2019 / 16:01 / first team

A natural-born leader on the pitch

Ömer Toprak could only watch from the stands during last Saturday’s draw in Dortmund. The centre-back has only been able to make two appearances for the Green-Whites to date, after picking up a muscle injury against Hoffenheim. Toprak would have liked to been able to feature against his former club, but “you need to procede accordingly in such a situation,” he said in the Mixed Zone on Thursday....

03.10.2019 / 14:59 / first team

Christian Gross extends Werder contract

SV Werder Bremen have extended Christian Groß’s contract. The U23 captain has been training with the first team since the beginning of pre-season and has been convincing with his performances in the Bundesliga. “Grosso has absolutely earned this extension with his performances in the last few weeks and months. He has showed us how good he is in both training and in matches so it was clear to us...

03.10.2019 / 11:00 / first team

Sargent, Eggestein, Goller and Friedl earn international call ups

Marco Friedl and Johannes Eggestein have been chosen to represent their nations’ U21s sides after some impressive performances over the last few weeks. Josh Sargent will be hoping to make another appearance for the USA’s senior team.

02.10.2019 / 18:47 / first team

Looking ahead after a top performance

Theodor Gebre Selassie was undoubtedly one of the most important men on the pitch in Dortmund on Saturday, as Florian Kohfeldt reiterated after the game: "He is one of the most underrated players in our squad and he put in another class performance today." Since Werder’s centre-back injury crisis, the Czech international has been defending against opposing attackers from an unfamiliar position....

02.10.2019 / 14:58 / first team

Showed great character

A strong second-half performance helped the Green-Whites claim a deserved point away at title-challengers Borussia Dortmund on Saturday night. "We really gave them a game in the second half," said former BVB player Nuri Sahin. "We came here to win and you could see that by the end," added sporting director Frank Baumann. We gathered the full reaction from the Bremen camp.

28.09.2019 / 21:43 / first team

Werder take a point from spectacle in Dortmund

Topspiel by name, Topspiel by nature. On Saturday evening in Dortmund, BVB and Werder Bremen battled out a 2-2 draw which served as a true advert for German football. After only seven minutes, Milot Rashica showed everyone how important he is for the team with a superb strike on the half-volley to mark his return from injury. Dortmund wasted no time in fighting back and found themselves level...

28.09.2019 / 20:31 / Match Highlights

New SV Werder Bremen Home and Away kits embody the true spirit of football

27th June 2019, Manchester, UK. Bundesliga mainstays Werder Bremen today unveil new Home and Away strips that celebrates both the club’s rich history, and the fans that have stuck with them through thick and thin; the fans that make up the ‘Green and White Wonderwall.’

27.09.2019 / 10:00 / first team

No doubt about the success

Hardly any team in Germany has as much individual quality as Borussia Dortmund. Playing last year’s runners-up will be one of the hardest tasks we face this season" in the Bundesliga, said Florian Kohfeldt looking ahead to the upcoming challenge on Saturday (28/09/2019, 18.30 CEST) Nevertheless, it’s not exactly been plain sailing this season for BVB, who recently dropped points in Frankfurt...

26.09.2019 / 18:22 / preliminary report