The head coach on the game: Florian Kohfeldt sees Borussia Mönchengladbach as a strong opponent. “Gladbach are incredibly flexible. They attack with patience, have lots of quality on the wings and are also good on the counter,” explained the Werder coach on Thursday. Gladbach are also very stable in defence. “Off the ball, they press their opponents very well,” analysed Kohfeldt. The last games have showed that there are phases in which the opponents will be exhausted and gaps will appear. Therefore, on Saturday it will be important that we are “very brave with the ball, trust each other and combine well together. Then we will create chances,” said the head coach.
Personnel: Maximilian Eggestein has been given the all-clear to play. The midfielder had to end training early after going into a hard challenge, but the 22-year-old is not injured and already has returned to training. Florian Kohfeldt has the whole squad available to him.