Werder Bremen News

Team event with the armed forces

The Green-Whites had known for a while that they would be have to take part in some sort of team-building day during pre-season, however, for Kruse, Junuzovic and co. the events which panned out yesterday came as something of a surprise. The coaching team had arranged a special day of team-building for the Werder players: at the army barracks in Hannover. 

25.07.2017 // 09:53 // first team

Ready for the final hurdle

+++ Training camp underway: The Green-Whites arrived on Monday, having to get off to an early 7:30 start in order to make it to their rooms in Schneverdingen by the late afternoon, where the second training camp of their pre-season takes place. An intense week of training lies ahead of them, rounded off with two friendlies against West Ham in Schneverdingen. Izet Hajrovic returns to the Werder...

24.07.2017 // 12:38 // Team Talk

Hajrovic and U19 star Rieckmann head with Werder to training camp

Alex Nouri has chosen his squad to travel to Schnevrdingen for Werder’s pre-season training camp. The Green-Whites will take 24 outfield players and 3 goalkeepers to prepare for the Bundesliga season. Izet Hajrovic returns after his knee injury. “He’s made a lot of progress and he’ll be able to take part in all the sessions. We are looking forward to seeing him get involved again,” said Nouri....

23.07.2017 // 12:25 // Trainingslager

Werder lose 2-1 to St. Pauli

It was the perfect end to a very good week of pre-season for FC St. Pauli as they recorded a 2-1 win over the Green-Whites and will head into their first match of the league season next week full of confidence. For SVW head coach Alexander Nouri, it was another game in which he learnt more about possible players and formations going into next season. Werder created few chances in the first half...

22.07.2017 // 17:09 // first team

Eggestein: "I wanted to emulate him"

A new bedroom, a new school class, a new friendship group - Maximilian Eggestein still remembers when he started at Werder and the difficulties which came with it. He joined Werder's boarding school aged just fourteen. "It was a completely new chapter in my life," says Eggestein looking back. His brother Johannes followed him to Werder just two years later. Maximilian Eggestein made it, completing...

21.07.2017 // 14:03 // first team

Game time for everyone, quintet out

+++ Werder’s head coach Alexander Nouri is really looking forward to the club’s friendly with Hamburg “Cult-Club” St. Pauli. “This match is an important one for us. Pauli had a strong second half of the season and are going into this one with a lot of ambition. I am really looking forward to the stadium and the atmosphere,” said the Werder coach to WERDER.DE. “For us, it is about putting in a good...

21.07.2017 // 10:20 // Team Talk

Preview for friendly against Osnabrück

The Green-Whites are back in action just one day after the Telekom-Cup as they face VfL Osnabrück today, Sunday at 15:00 CEST. Alexander Nouri’s side can expect an opposition that will be highly motivated. VfL are preparing for the new 3. Liga season, which begins this Friday away at Karlsruher SC.

20.07.2017 // 14:52 // preliminary report

Thy on loan to Venlo

Lennart Thy has been loaned out to VVV-Venlo. The SV Werder striker will move to the Dutch top-tier side with immediate effect, as was revealed by Werder’s director of football Frank Baumann on Wednesday at noon. 

19.07.2017 // 11:00 // first team

3-0 win against Osnabrück

An action packed weekend of friendly football came to an end with a comfortable 3-0 win for Werder against VfL Osnabrück. The Green-Whites went ahead through two goals in quick succession in the 19th and 21st minutes from Aron Johannsson and Zlatko Junuzovic respectively. Alexander Nouri's side controlled the second half and Yuning Zhang got his first Werder goal in the 84th minute. The one...

16.07.2017 // 15:37 // first team

Preview for friendly against Osnabrück

The Green-Whites are back in action just one day after the Telekom-Cup as they face VfL Osnabrück today, Sunday at 15:00 CEST. Alexander Nouri’s side can expect an opposition that will be highly motivated. VfL are preparing for the new 3. Liga season, which begins this Friday away at Karlsruher SC.

16.07.2017 // 08:40 // preliminary report

Werder lose final 2-0 to Bayern

Werder Bremen came second at the Telekom Cup. Following the semi-final win against Gladbach, the Green-Whites were defeated by the record champions from Munich 2-0 – a fair result. FCB were in control of the game, with Werder struggling to create much in attack. Thomas Müller gave Bayern the lead before Bernat doubled it shortly thereafter. Werder goalkeeper Michael Zetterer prevented a higher...

15.07.2017 // 16:53 // first team

Werder beat Gladbach on penalties

Werder Bremen have emerged victorious in their Telekom Cup semi-final against hosts Borussia Mönchengladbach. Both teams had a good chances to score, but ultimately it went down to penalties after a goalless 45 minute game. Pavlenka was the hero of the game, saving Cuisance’s penalty after having a great game in regulation time. Max Kruse then scored the decisive penalty to punch Werder’s ticket...

15.07.2017 // 13:15 // first team

Baby steps

Jerome Gondorf is putting his feet up a bit. Between the intense training sessions, the new signing took out some time for an interview with Werder. Anyone who things that the midfielder would be exhausted, tired or frustrated from the tough training sessions, would be wrong. On the contrary, “I could always have a kick-about,” said the 29-year-old. Gondorf speaks about the importance of his...

14.07.2017 // 15:02 // interview

Farewell, Zillertal!

Farewell, Zillertal! After nine days of intense training, Werder’s summer training camp in Zillertal has come to an end. Friday evening marked the Green-Whites’ departure to Mönchengladbach, where they will partake in the Telekom Cup on Saturday. 

14.07.2017 // 09:51 // first team

“I don’t do things by halves”

Between intense training sessions, new signing Jerome Gondorf takes a seat in the conservatory of the team hotel for one of his first in-depth Green-White interviews. Whoever thinks the midfielder may be tired or even a little irritated by the tough training sessions, is sadly mistaken. You’d never hear the 29 year old complain about playing football. “I could play all day,” he says. 

13.07.2017 // 16:56 // interview

A potential reunion

Werder will meet a second Bundesliga opponent in their second and final match at the 2017 Telekom Cup on Saturday 15/07/17. FC Bayern München and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will contest the other semi-final. If Alexander Nouri's men beat Borussia Mönchengladbach in their semi-final, then they will meet either TSG or the record German champions in the final at 17:45 CEST. Should the Green-Whites lose to...

13.07.2017 // 12:55 // preliminary report

Up the tempo

Following an intense and tiring training camp in Zillertal, manager Alexander Nouri’s men await their next test, which comes on Saturday, 15th July 2017. Then, SV Werder will partake in the 2017 Telekom Cup in Borussia-Park – Borussia Mönchengladbach’s home ground. For years the Telekom Cup has proved to be an entertaining preseason tournament, with this year’s participants being Borussia...

13.07.2017 // 10:04 // preliminary report

1-0 defeat to Wolves

In another intensely fought friendly SV Werder went down 1-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Werder largely controlled the ball in the opening exchanges, but the better chances fell to the English second division side. However, the early part of the match went by without too many clear cut chances, with most of the action taking place in midfield as both teams made strong tackles. The Green-Whites...

12.07.2017 // 20:12 // first team

"Give good performances"

Given that both of his parents are very tall, it's no surprise that Jiri Pavlenka stands at 196 centimetres. Werder's new number one doesn't just put his size down to genetics, however, "When I was a child I drank a lot of milk and cocoa. That made me big and strong," said the goalkeeper, laughing.

11.07.2017 // 18:18 // first team

Three Saturday afternoon home games

The kick-off times for the first six Bundesliga games the 2017/18 season have been announced. The German Football League (DFL) have published the dates and kick-off times of the first six matches and Werder play four of their first six games at 15:30 CEST on Saturdays.

11.07.2017 // 12:06 // first team