Werder Bremen News

Get ready to go again

It seems almost impossible to win in Munich, as Werder fell to a 1-0 defeat this afternoon. Milos Veljkovic was sent off early in the second half, and captain Max Kruse called it “the deciding moment.” “It’s frustrating that the goal was such an ugly thing in the end, but we have to accept the defeat,” said Florian Kohfeldt.

20.04.2019 // 18:23 // first team

10-man Werder lose to Bayern

Werder lost 1-0 (0-0) to FC Bayern this afternoon. The Green-Whites were looking strong defensively but Milos Veljkovic was sent off for a second yellow card in the 58th minute. Bayern scored the only goal of the game when a Niklas Süle shot deflected and bounced into the goal (75’).

20.04.2019 // 17:30 // Match Highlights

Kruse named Player of the Month

March was his month! Max Kruse’s performance was also recognized by the fans, who voted him as the EA Sports Player of the Month. He is the first Werder player to receive the award. “It’s a big honour for me, since it’s not something that just gets given to you. It’s also a compliment to the team, since this wouldn’t have been possible without them,” Kruse said.

19.04.2019 // 16:04 // first team

Episode I – stay calm

“The team knows what lies ahead of them,” said Florian Kohfeldt in advance of Werder Bremen's upcoming away game against FC Bayern München. Werder will kick-off the first of two back-to-back matches against Bayern on Saturday (15:30 CEST) in the Allianz Arena, before facing them in the DFB-Pokal semi-finals on 24 April. The team will be looking for a win after having lost to Bayern in their first...

18.04.2019 // 17:19 // first team

Jiri Pavlenka fit to face Bayern

Werder Bremen will once again be able to call on Jiri Pavlenka, ahead of their upcoming away game against Bayern München. Pavlenka is back just in time to face first-place Bayern, as head coach Florian Kohfeldt shared on Thursday. “There’s no doubt that Jiri will be able to play,” Kohfeldt said.

18.04.2019 // 12:34 // first team

Claudio Pizarro: “Anything can happen”

Claudio Pizarro was very excited as he prepared to be subbed on during the game against FC Bayern at the Weserstadion. However, the ex-Bayern striker does not expect to be applauded if he comes on during the game in Munich, despite having a very illustrious time there. “It’s very nice to come back to Munich but I don’t think it’ll happen (get applauded). However, if I play, maybe it won’t be so...

16.04.2019 // 15:04 // first team

Ilia Gruev signs professional contract with Werder

Academy talent Ilia Gruev has signed his first professional contract with SV Werder Bremen. The 18-year-old midfielder signed his contract on Monday and is currently captain of Werder’s U19 side. As Green-Whites sporting director Frank Baumann explained, Gruev will gradually join the first team over the forthcoming years.

15.04.2019 // 17:30 // first team

“You have to be ready“

On one thing, Stefanos Kapino and Florian Kohfeldt disagree. “You must be joking if you say he wins – I win all the time,” said a laughing Kapino on Sunday, after his Bundesliga debut in the Weser Stadion the previous day. The night before, head coach Kohfledt had claimed that, whether table tennis or basketball, he is always the winner.

14.04.2019 // 13:03 // first team

Werder pass a test of patience

There are several happy Werder players on Matchday 29: Goalscorers Davy Klaassen and Theodor Gebre Selassie, returnee Yuya Osako, debutant Stefanos Kapino. Nevertheless, SC Freiburg were a tough opponent – as expected. “Eventually it was a test of our patience,” said Maxi Eggestein. It took a long time before SVW broke the deadlock. Davy Klaassen eventually headed home in front of a sold-out...

13.04.2019 // 20:11 // first team

Second-half headers send Werder sixth

It was a hard-fought win. SV Werder eventually defeated SC Freiburg 2-1 at the Weser-Stadion. It looked as SVW would have to settle for a draw after a goalless first half, however Davy Klaassen broke the deadlock with a header (76’), before Theo Gebre Selassie sealed the win two minutes later – meaning that Werder ended the day in sixth, thanks to Wolfsburg losing 2-0 in Leipzig.

13.04.2019 // 17:30 // Match Highlights

Werder to host training camp in Grassau again

Ahead of the 2019-20 season, Bremen are once against heading to training camp by the Chiemsee, where Florian Kohfeldt’s team will take part in training camp from 26 July until 2 August 2019.

12.04.2019 // 10:30 // first team

Intense running and being flexible

Run hard, intense, selfless – These three words can be used to sum up the playing style for the game against SC Freiburg. Christian Streich’s team is full of players who will never give up. “They compensate a lot from how much they run and their organization,” warned head coach Florian Kohfeldt. Werder fully felt the force of Freiburg in the first half of the season as they were only able to get a...

11.04.2019 // 18:20 // preliminary report

He isn’t the quickest, but…

One of the first things SV Werder Bremen head coach Florian Kohfeldt said to Nuri Sahin after the former Dortmund midfielder signed his contract was: “you’re not the quickest.”This is a fact Sahin has known since he was eleven years old. However, Kohfeldt followed up this comment with a ‘but’ and the former Turkey international ended up signing for the Green-Whites after some good discussions....

11.04.2019 // 15:02 // first team

Maximilian Eggestein signs long-term deal with Werder

It’s the news that you’ve all been waiting for: Maximilian Eggestein has extended his contract with Werder Bremen. Frank Baumann announced the news on Wednesday, two days after Maxi’s brother, Jojo, also signed a new deal.

10.04.2019 // 10:00 // first team

A good time

Johannes Eggestein can’t remember the exact time that he decided to extend his Werder contract: “It was a process. I noticed towards the end of the Hinrunde that I was getting more and more appearances, starts too, and I’d got myself a place. That’s not easy for young players and it’s a good step to manage that.”

08.04.2019 // 13:30 // first team

Johannes Eggestein is staying at Werder

Positive news for next season! Johannes Eggestein will be staying at Werder, with the 20-year-old signing a new contract with the Green-Whites.

08.04.2019 // 09:55 // first team

An important point

Werder picked up a point away to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Sunday evening. Florian Neuhaus squeezed the home side ahead just after half time, but Davy Klaassen got the equaliser for the Green-Whites.

07.04.2019 // 21:12 // first team

Another point towards Europe

Werder ended their Englische Woche with a 1-1 draw away to Borussia Mönchengladbach. The game was not the Green-Whites’ best performance of the season, and Florian Neuhaus put the hosts ahead just after half time. Werder changed things and scored the equaliser through Davy Klaassen (79’). The point leaves Werder still in the hunt for Europe, sitting two points behind Wolfsburg in sixth. ...

07.04.2019 // 19:55 // Match Highlights

Werder to face Bayern at home on Wednesday in DFB-Pokal semi-final

Werder Bremen have been drawn at home to FC Bayern in the semi-final of the DFB-Pokal. The game will take place in the Weserstadion on 24th April 2019 at 20:45 CEST.

07.04.2019 // 18:12 // first team

“Milot is a role model for us”

Milot Rashica has been in great form recently. And, a day after putting his team up 1-0 in the DFB-Pokal quarterfinal, the striker is still in demand. Exchange students from Kosovo visited the 22-year-old on Thursday, together with their German exchange partners from Hamburg-Blankenese.

05.04.2019 // 18:40 // first team