For the first time: On Sunday, two brothers started a Bundesliga match for Werder Bremen for the first time. Maxi and Jojo Eggestein had been on the pitch at the same time together several times, and even both scored in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, but they hadn’t started together. This changed yesterday, when the youth products were both named in the Green-Whites’ starting XI.
More respect needed: Max Kruse believes that the discussion about his fitness has gone a step too far: “It’s time for a few people to come back to reality. Three years ago I was in the mix for the national team and now I’m too fat and not fit enough. I’ve been hearing it for seven years. People should look at the stats from my 230 Bundesliga games and show a bit more respect. Obviously you can criticise me as a player and my performances, but you should respect me as a person,” said the 30-year-old striker.
Starting debut: Johannes Eggestein started a Bundesliga match for the first time against Freiburg on Sunday. For Frank Baumann, this wasn’t surprising: “Johannes Eggestein has been in the mix to start for the past few weeks. He earned his place in the starting XI and he did well.” Baumann is also optimistic that “it won’t be his last start.”