Eggestein’s role in the Werder team cannot currently be compared to that of last season. The midfielder is being utilised in a much more defensive position, with less of a licence to bomb forward. “We all have to get used to the fact that he has to drift into the #6 role more often. He plays a really important role and is the stabilising factor in our midfield. Just like he did in the U21 European Championships,” says Kohfeldt.
Nevertheless, the Werder fans probably won’t have to deal without Maxi’s goals and assists for ever. “Of course there will be opportunities for him to go forward more, and to score goals,” Kohfeldt said confidently. The game against Frankfurt would be the perfect opportunity for him to do that. Every Werder fan will remember his incredible solo goal from the home game last season, when Eggestein feinted around two players before putting the ball into the back of the net to give Werder the 1-0 lead. Werder fans will be hoping for a repeat of this moment.