Werder Bremen News

"We need to convert our chances"

17 shots on target. No goals. And so the home match against Freiburg ended in a 0-0 draw. None of the Green-Whites could hide their disappointment at the result. Despite the huge effort from the players, Werder couldn’t come out with the win. The main reason for that was the finishing. For Florian Kainz, the reason is obvious, “We need to shoot more and fully concentrate. We know that we are not...

23.09.2017 // 17:11 // first team

0-0 - Goalless against Freiburg

SV Werder could not break down SC Freiburg in a 0-0 draw at home. After an even first half, Werder dominated the second period. The only part preventing the team from getting their first win of the season was the finishing.

23.09.2017 // 15:30 // first team

Create our own luck

To finish the busy three-game week, SV Werder face SC Freiburg at the Weserstadion on Saturday (15:30 CEST). The Green-Whites will be looking to pick up from where they left off after a strong second-half showing against Wolfsburg. “We want to take the next step against Freiburg and be more clinical in front of goal,” said Green-White head coach Alexander Nouri. A win against Christian Streich’s...

21.09.2017 // 17:25 // preliminary report

Ole Käuper signs first professional contract

SV Werder Bremen secure another hot talent for the long-term. Ole Käuper extended his involvement with Werder on Thursday and signed his first professional contract at the Weserstadion.

21.09.2017 // 11:00 // first team

Bargfrede aggressive, Bartels unsatisfied

+++ Bargfrede holding: After a lacklustre first 45 minutes against Wolfsburg, SVW were much more convincing in the second period. An important factor in this change was the introduction of Philipp Bargfrede. His performance was highlighted and praised by his coach Alexander Nouri after the game: “Bargi was very active, he went into an incredible amount of tackles and pursued the opposition. He...

20.09.2017 // 10:47 // Team Talk

Werder sign talented young striker Joshua Sargent

SV Werder Bremen have secured the services of the attacking talent, Joshua Sargent. The 17-year-old will move from St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri to Bremen in 2018 and he will sign a professional contract at the Weserstadion on his 18th Birthday.

20.09.2017 // 09:00 // U23

A game of two halves

They were annoyed. From Thomas Delaney to Fin Bartels to Theodor Gebre Selassie. Annoyed that even though they improved after a misfiring first half performance, they couldn’t get the ball over the line for a second time during a much-improved second 45 minutes. “It is really frustrating, after having so many goalscoring chances after the break, to not win the game. We need to win these sorts of...

19.09.2017 // 21:50 // first team

Strong second half showing secures a point in Wolfsburg

Thanks to a convincing second-half performance, SV Werder took a well-deserved point from their away game at VfL Wolfsburg on Tuesday evening. In the 1-1 draw at the Volkswagen Arena, the Green-Whites put on a stuttering display in the first half before turning it around in the second period. Fin Bartels (56’) cancelled out Divock Origi’s opener (28’) and Werder had the better chances to snatch...

19.09.2017 // 20:26 // Match Highlights

"We need to use last season's results against Wolfsburg as motivation"

Two days off will have to do. Werder Bremen play VfL Wolfsburg this evening in the first of two games this week at 20:15 (CEST) and the message is clear. Bremen need to start picking up points.

18.09.2017 // 14:03 // preliminary report

He showed his quality after being thrown on

There wasn‘t any time to ponder, or to warm up. Ishak Belfodil’s home debut came earlier than expected. After 20 minutes, Werder’s new signing came on to replace the injured Max Kruse. And his performance was convincing despite his little time to warm up. “The start wasn’t easy. He needed some time to find his feet but he showed the qualities he possesses in certain situations,” Frank Baumann said...

17.09.2017 // 06:43 // first team

"We're making too many unnecessary mistakes"

Maximilian Eggestein made it clear what matters now. “We need to get points on the board,” the 20-year-old said after the 2-1 loss against Schalke 04. There is no time to lament about the unlucky manner in which the game played out, the frustrating own goal the team conceded or the three points that Werder still haven’t won this season. “It is good that we have another chance to get three points...

16.09.2017 // 17:34 // first team

Goretzka has the final word

Two set-pieces cost Werder Bremen and prevented them from taking at least a point from Matchday 4. A fast-paced, exciting 90 minutes in which Werder dominated many periods ended, however, in the Green-Whites going down 2-1 to FC Schalke 04. In front of 42,100 people inside the sold-out Weserstadion, Lamine Sané put the hosts into the lead (20th minute) but the equaliser came just two minutes...

16.09.2017 // 15:29 // first team

Bremen left out as one of the host cities for the Germany Euro 2024 bid

SV Werder Bremen are disappointed that the city of Bremen and the Weserstadion is not being considered as a host city for the German EURO 2024 bid. “Bremen submitted a strong application but it has unfortunately not been accepted. We are convinced that Bremen, with its special footballing atmosphere, would have added a distinctive character to the German bid. This city and region lives for...

15.09.2017 // 11:07 // first team

"I have so much respect for this club"

The mutual appreciation is huge. “Naldo is a great guy. I don’t know anyone who has a bad word to say about him. He is always polite and treats everyone with respect,” Werder’s sporting director, Frank Baumann, said ahead of the clash against the ex-Werder player’s side. The two played together for four years. On Saturday, Naldo returns to the Weserstadion but for the first time with Schalke. Last...

15.09.2017 // 10:37 // interview

We have that desire to win

The next home game is almost here! After the Green-Whites picked up their first point of the season against Hertha, Werder want to get their first victory in the upcoming game against Schalke: “We go into every game, wanting to win. We did that in the last game and we will have that in mind on Saturday. We want to win at the Weserstadion against Schalke,” Werder’s head coach Alexander Nouri said,...

14.09.2017 // 14:18 // preliminary report

“It just never leaves my sight”

A life without a smartphone is unthinkable for many people nowadays, and the same goes for Werder’s players – it’s a constant companion on away trips, at training camps and just in everyday life. WERDER.DE puts one of the Green-Whites’ most important gadgets in the spotlight. In “My last time”, the Werder players give us a look into their smartphones. Today is the turn of Yuning Zhang.

11.09.2017 // 15:36 // Last time

Impactful presence

+++ Invaluable: It wasn’t just his goal that proved Thomas Delaney can have a big impact on a game. The vice captain didn’t shy away from any tackles either. In fact, with 21 successful challenges to his name, Delaney had the most of all players on the pitch. The Denmark international also had the most shots of any player, and he forced Hertha’s Rune Jarstein to make a save five times. He was...

11.09.2017 // 11:28 // Team Talk

"The result is so important for our self-confidence"

Happy with the point but disappointed to not get all three. That was the way Werder’s vice captain described his feelings after the game. “It was important for us to get points on the board here,” the Danish international said after the 1-1 draw in Berlin. The Dane’s strike was Werder’s first goal in the Bundesliga this season. Werder’s head coach Alexander Nouri agreed with the captain: “It was...

10.09.2017 // 17:02 // first team

Werder clinch a hard-fought point in the capital

SV Werder won their first point of the season after a 1-1 draw with Hertha BSC. In a very tactical encounter, the hosts went in front towards the end of the first half through Mathew Leckie (38’) before Thomas Delaney leveled the scores just shy of the hour mark (59’).

10.09.2017 // 15:27 // Match Highlights

Zhang goes to China

+++ Zhang returns home: Yuning Zhang will take part in the 13th national China games in the coming days. Werder’s striker travelled to Beijing on Saturday and then on to Tianjin, where he will play for his home region of Zhejiang. The south-eastern province has made it to the semi-final of the national tournament for the first time in their history. Should Zhang and his teammates get through, they...

09.09.2017 // 14:31 // Team Talk