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Real passion

We’re getting to the final stretch before the winter break. Werder’s game away to Dortmund this Saturday evening is the first of three games in a week before the winter break. However, Florian Kohfeldt believes the games will be a “positive strain, with the underlying feeling of wanted to get points.” Dortmund are the only unbeaten team left in the Bundesliga this season, but Werder have “come up...

13.12.2018 // 16:39 // first team

A special encounter

When SV Werder travel to the Signal Iduna Park at the weekend, the atmosphere will be electric. Werder fans can be forgiven for looking back at their last trip to Dortmund and hoping they can pull off a similar victory to the 2-1 win 12 months ago. Nuri Sahin and Thomas Delaney both played in that game, but for different teams.

13.12.2018 // 15:25 // first team

Step by step towards the starting XI

Milot Rashica was meant to attend Werder’s press conference this afternoon to answer questions ahead of Saturday’s trip to Borussia Dortmund (18:30 CET). However, coach Florian Kohfeldt had to step in and speak on his behalf as a result of visa problems.

13.12.2018 // 14:17 // first team

Clearer answers needed

There isn’t a Bundesliga weekend that goes by without discussion surrounding referees and VAR. There were also two controversial moments in Werder’s game with Fortuna Düsseldorf last Friday. In one, the referee was alerted and allowed to review a potential handball by Sebastian Langkamp, which resulted in a penalty for Düsseldorf. Just before this, however, it looked as though a Düsseldorf player...

12.12.2018 // 11:31 // first team

Harnik: “Let’s not lose our grit”

You could see the frustration leaving Martin Harnik’s face in his celebration on Friday evening. It was the striker’s first Bundesliga goal since the end of September. “I was delighted because it was an important goal in an important game. That’s what you hope for as a striker,” added Harnik.

10.12.2018 // 14:40 // first team

Successful debuts

Hitting the ground running: Josh Sargent is forming a habit of scoring on his various debuts. It took the US international less than two minutes to score on his Werder debut against Fortuna Düsseldorf on Friday evening. In doing so, he set a new club record, having also scored on his Werder U23 debut against Eintracht Norderstedt. The young striker also has a similar record for his national side,...

10.12.2018 // 12:12 // Team Talk

A new challenge

Nuri Sahin has now been at Werder for over three months and has become an important part of Florian Kohfeldt’s. The 30 year-old has experienced a lot so far in his career. Sahin is the youngster player to have ever played in the Bundesliga and went on to win the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund as well as playing in Spain with Real Madrid and in England with Liverpool. Now, Sahin is playing in...

09.12.2018 // 11:05 // first team

He came, he saw, he scored

It’s the 76th minute in the Weser-Stadion. Josh Sargent is called off the bench by Florian Kohfeldt, with a potential first Bundesliga appearance in store. He puts his shirt on, gets ready, and steps onto the pitch. Just 120 seconds later, Davy Klaassen crosses the ball into the box. Martin Harnik shoots, Rensing blocks, and Josh Sargent is in the right place to put the ball away with his first...

08.12.2018 // 11:00 // first team

Harnik and two debutants seal the victory

Werder picked up three points for the first time in five games thanks to a great team performance against Düsseldorf. The Green-Whites started the game well, with Milot Rashica particularly lively, before Kevin Möhwald put his side in front on his first Bundesliga start (20’). There was a small setback just before the break, when Dodi Lukebakio equalised for Düsseldorf from the penalty spot after...

07.12.2018 // 22:24 // Match Highlights

Kruse: "Sargent showed his eye for goal"

The final whistle brought great relief and joy around the Weserstadion, as the Green-Whites sealed their first win in five weeks and a young 18-year-old made a fairytale-like debut in the Bundesliga.

07.12.2018 // 18:37 // first team

Willingness, not luck

Willingness, not luck; commitment, not caution; win, don’t lose. The task facing Werder ahead of Friday evening ‘s 20:30 CET kickoff is clear: beat Fortuna Düsseldorf and carry on pushing for the European places. Their opponents find themselves bottom of the Bundesliga, but will nonetheless be challenging adversaries in the Weser-Stadion. Read on to find out why tomorrow’s game will be no mere...

06.12.2018 // 17:46 // first team

Sargent in squad for first time

Werder’s 19-man squad are set to travel to the team hotel ahead of the game against Fortuna Düsseldorf tomorrow evening. However, there’s a new face in their ranks: Josh Sargent. The US international will be in the Bundesliga squad for the first time, as Florian Kohfeldt confirmed on Thursday.

06.12.2018 // 16:07 // first team

Making amends

Not many Werder fans will want to remember the last time Sebastian Langkamp and Marco Friedl played together for the Green-Whites. The final score in that match in the Weser-Stadion was a 6-2 defeat to Leverkusen. After eight largely impressive matches to start the season, Florian Kohfeldt’s side were punished for individual errors.

06.12.2018 // 14:27 // first team

Klaassen: “If you want to achieve something, you need pressure”

After five games without a win, there is some pressure on Werder to get the win over promoted side and bottom-placed Fortuna Düsseldorf on Friday night. “We need to win and will win,” demanded Florian Kohfeldt after the Bayern game. Davy Klaassen backs up his manager’s desire to win the game.

05.12.2018 // 14:53 // first team

Aerial Prowess

Good in the air: Werder’s best moment against Bayern was undoubtedly Yuya Osako’s header from Max Kruse’s wonderful cross. The Japanese attacker won the aerial duel with Jerome Boateng to get the equaliser. It’s Osako’s second headed goal of the season, and he also scored a headed effort against Villarreal in pre-season. He isn’t the tallest player in the squad, but he’s certainly been showing his...

03.12.2018 // 13:12 // Team Talk

Get our intensity back

The defeat against FC Bayern was less than 24 hours ago but the analysis of the game has already started. “We needed to play with more courage in the second half,” said Vice-captain Niklas Moisander on Sunday afternoon. “We had too much respect for Bayern in certain periods of the game. That is a very dangerous approach to take against such a good team,” said the Finnish defender.

02.12.2018 // 12:07 // first team

“Not good enough”

Werder fell to a narrow 2-1 defeat against Bayern on Saturday afternoon. “I’m very disappointed, because we really wanted to win today. We played well at points, but our performance today wasn’t enough in the end,” said Ludwig Augustinsson. Head coach Florian Kohfeldt added: “Points-wise it’s just not enough, there’s no beating around the bush.”

01.12.2018 // 19:21 // first team

Gnabry scores brace against his former club

Werder narrowly lost out to the record champions in front of 42,100 fans in the Weserstadion on Saturday afternoon. Former Werder star Serge Gnabry was the man who made the difference, scoring either side of half time. He first came on the rebound after good work from Joshua Kimmich and a Jiri Pavelnka save (20’), whilst his second had a bit more luck to it. The ball deflected off a defender and...

01.12.2018 // 17:24 // Match Highlights

A busy Saturday for the Eggesteins

Double trouble: There won’t be much rest for Maximilian and Johannes Eggestein after the Bayern game on Saturday, as the brothers will be flying to Mainz to appear on “das aktuelle sportstudio”. The show is broadcast late on Saturday evenings and the pair will be taking questions before trying to out-score each other on the “goal wall”. Max Kruse and Florian Kohfeldt have already appeared as...

30.11.2018 // 12:15 // Team Talk

Give everything we have

The record against FC Bayern München doesn’t fall in favour of the Green-Whites. Werder’s last victory against the record Bundesliga champions ten years ago. However, Werder have reason to be hopeful of taking a good result against the Bavarians at the Weser-Stadion on Saturday and certainly have a chance to win the match.

29.11.2018 // 14:37 // first team