On Tuesday afternoon, while thirteen Werder players are away with their respective national teams on international duty, a new training week has begun for the rest of the squad at the Weser-Stadion. Philipp Bargfrede trained individually this afternoon and will continue to train alone for the rest of the week. Niklas Moisander has also returned to team training.
Florian Kohfeldt has a lot of difficult decisions to make these days. Philipp Bargfrede and Niklas Moisander have both returned from their respective injuries and are in the mix to start against Mainz. Johannes Eggestein, Florian Kainz and Martin Harnik, amongst others, also performed well in the DFB-Pokal mid-week. Florian Kohfeldt will have a selection headache, but it’s a good problem to have.
Philipp Bargfrede and Niklas Moisander have returned to training following their recent injuries. Both trained with the rest of the team on Friday afternoon.
It’s no great surprise that Niklas Moisander is a creature of habit. The Finn goes about his tasks with a sense of stoic calmness. Whether in central defence or in front of the cameras, he cuts a relaxed, experienced and well-drilled figure. During his press conference ahead of the season opener against Worms (Saturday, 15:15 CEST), Moisander emphasised that experimenting is not his style,...
In addition to naming Max Kruse the new Werder captain, head coach Florian Kohfeldt has also decided on his senior players committee. Niklas Moisander, Philipp Bargfrede, Sebastian Langkamp, Maximilian Eggestein, Martin Harnik, Davy Klaassen and newly-appointed captain Max Kruse make up the team.