Get back and help the team win games – that’s all that Philipp Bargfrede wants to do, and as quickly as possible. “As a footballer you always want to get back on the pitch as quickly as possible, especially after a long period out you’re even hungrier. I want to retake the role that I had before my injury,” said Bargfrede, who has been replaced in recent weeks by Nuri Sahin. “Nuri has played really well in holding midfield, but when I’m back fit I hope I can get back to where I was.”
And with Werder's number 44 back in front of the defence, their season should be steered in the right direction. Ideally, next week against Hertha. "The next games are vital and could dictate how our season goes. If we want to go for a European place, we have to win the next home game against Hertha BSC," said the 30-year-old, who added: "It’s not been easy recently, but we as a team have dealt with that. A few players will return after the international break. When everyone is on board, we have a really good squad." Philipp Bargfrede will continue to be an integral part of the Werder squad.