Now, Bittencourt is returning to the Köpenick-based club with his new side. The attacker has been training with his new teammates for little over a week now. During a friendly against Hannover 96, he picked up his first assist for the Green-Whites. “You shouldn’t place too much importance on the assist. I’m not completely dialled in yet, but the lads talk a lot with me and help me out,” said Bittencourt, who said he can feel a “familiar and respectful attitude” within the team.
Bittencourt is looking forward to potentially getting to make his debut in the Stadion an der Alten Försterei. “It’s the first-ever Bundesliga season for Union Berlin. The level of adrenaline is extremely high. Here in Bremen, we know how much the fans can help push you forward. This will not be an easy match.” But, Bittencourt also knows that with veteran players such as Nuri Sahin, Claudio Pizarro and captain Niklas Moisander, Werder have “enough players who are used to an atmosphere like that.”