Von Lukas Kober und Katharina Grote
Florian Kohfeldt’s men may have completed their training camp in Grassau, but after the team returns to Bremen on Friday, they’ll be pulling their boots back on just one sleep later. On Saturday, on Werder’s annual “Tach der Fans” (Fans’ Day), the Green-Whites will entertain Everton in a pre-season friendly. This is the players’ last chance to show how prepared they really are for the season ahead.
About the opposition: Everton Football Club are one of the most successful clubs in the history of English football. The Liverpool-based club, founded in 1878, has accumulated nine league titles and five FA Cups, as well as a European Cup Winners’ Cup victory. After some turbulent times at the club with multiple managerial changes, Marco Silva has now been in charge of the Toffees since the beginning of last season. Strong reinforcements have also been made on the pitch in recent years, so that Everton can make a return to competing at the top. Last season, Everton failed to make such a return, only just managing to finish eighth after an average season in the Premier League. However, with the likes of Richalison and Theo Walcott in their ranks, Werder should not underestimate their English counterparts on Saturday.