All men on board: Bremen defensive trio returns

“All men on board,” said Werner at the press conference on Friday. Not entirely, but except for Manuel MBOM, who torn the Achilles tendon and will be missing the green-whites in the last away game of the season and of course beyond, the personnel position in the current third in the table by returning the last injured Ömer Toprak, Milos Veljkovic and Christian Groß relaxed.


For Bremen (57 points, goal difference +17), which has lost ground against Holstein Kiel due to the recent 2: 3 and Schalke (59, +26) and Darmstadt (57, +23) had to be passed by, counts in the eventual relegation from Aue just a win.

We are hot without end.

Ole Werner

And Werder definitely wants to enter it, even if Werner does not expect an easy game and warns against underestimating the FCE: “I think that Aue is a reaction to the result of last week (0: 6 in Darmstadt, note..) and want to say goodbye to the league. “

The 34-year-old also sees his protégés well prepared and also gives an insight into the Bremen interior: “We are hot without end,” said Werner and at the same time sprayed optimism: “We have a good mix of tension, concentration and joy in football. “

sports court issued 30,622 euros

The SVW received little pleasant news on Friday from the DFB sports court, which the association was due to the burning of pyrotechnic objects of 60 Bremen spectators as part of the game on November 27, 2021 near Holstein Kiel (1: 2) – The game had to be done through heavy smoke development can be interrupted twice – sentenced to payment of 30,622 euros.

Bremen can use up to 10,000 euros for safety -related, infrastructural and violence prevention measures, and proof must be provided by the DFB by November 30, 2022.


Friedl warns Werder: We dont get up like that

Table lead, 4: 1 at the largest promotion competitor at Schalke and the promotion in your own hands. It actually looked rosy at Werder Bremen. Especially since Holstein Kiel had traveled to the Weser Stadium on Friday. But after the late 2: 3, the Bremen shotgun is suddenly ended. “It is a big disappointment here at home in front of such a backdrop,” Anthony Jung summarized his emotional situation after the final whistle at “Sky”.

penalty area defense “too little”

After a 2-0 lead, Werder had brought the Kieler back into the game through two owners and many missed opportunities. Jung, who had achieved the second own goal of the Bremen, saw the reasons for the defeat in the work against the ball: “Everything is going on for us and we give it out. This is self -indebted in the creation defended in the box was not enough to take something here. “

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Then we play really bad football for 70 minutes.

Marco Friedl

Defensive colleague Marco Friedl became even clearer. For the Austrian, the game started “outstanding for us”, but after the 2-0 experienced a clear kink: “Then we play really bad football for 70 minutes.” Therefore, the bottom line is okay. “Because we have allowed too much.”

Werder’s game with the fire is punished: “Have a 100 percent hung it”

Like Jung, Friedl saw the responsibility for the defeat in his own ranks: “We fell 100 percent ourselves and brought back the opponent because we played with the fire.” As an example, the defense chief led the goal of the storks: “We have the chance to clarify three times, four times, and then the corner and the shot come.” The following own goal of Füllkrug can “always happen, but before that we have to clarify the situation better”.

However, Friedl particularly criticized the lack of physicality of his team: “We were atypical and no longer showed this aggressiveness, even though we addressed it and talked about it at half -time.” A problem that coach Ole Werner also noticed, but was unable to justify: “It is difficult to explain. We have to talk about it and ask ourselves why it was so. There is no plausible so quickly after the game Explanation.”

neckline with comeback potential

However, Werner could very well put the extent of this defeat into words: “It was an overall disappointing game from us and it is a stroke of neck.” Nevertheless, the view on the Weser goes forward. After all, the green-whites “have already found good answers to neck strokes in the past”.

An ability to demonstrate the Bremen again next Sunday in Aue (1.30pm, live! At Holstein Kiel). Otherwise, Friedl warns, “of course we don’t get up”.


Werder Bremen | Ole Werner before reunion with Holstein

Ole Werner laughs. “The same question was just put me in a private phone call,” he replies. And, is the coach of the SV Werder Bremen now better prepared for this situation – because he already played with Holstein Kiel in the preseason for the ascent? “A realization I have taken is that you can get into the door again and again in this league,” says the 33-year-old. And three games (where a lot could happen) are still out in the 2nd league.

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Other situation with Werder than still with Holstein

This may also be a reason that Werner itself, after the 4-1 victory of his team in the top game on Schalke, spoke of a “giant step” towards the rewriting to the Bundesliga, but also clearly pointed out that the “next step Kiel is “. Holstein Kiel, the coming Bremen opponent on Friday (18.30 clock). Werner was active there a total of 15 years, as a player, youth coach, finally professional trainer. The past second league season with his ex-club he finished as such in third place, in the relegation one fails ultimately but on the 1st FC Cologne. With Werder, fresh back on table spot one, the starting situation around the ascent is not only for this reason a completely different.

Werner and the perspective from the outside

“The fact that these circumstances were so extraordinary one year ago, it is difficult to draw parallels,” explains Werner with regard to the two-time process that the entire Kiel team had to go in Corona quarantine: “I was permanently asked as a psychological construction helper What’s in the dimensions “, in Bremen,” now is not the case “. In particular, at that time, Werner benefited the personal collaboration with a psychologist, which he relies on today again around every four weeks: “It’s about the fact that I have a perspective from the outside, which serves my opinion formation and helps me to make decisions meet.”

Werner: “… then we can drag from it”

The Werder coach assumes that the topic of psychology, “the more it is towards the season finale and the less time remains to correct results”, even now becomes a weighty meaning – and emphasizes in this context: “I hold it For important, that you always have a look at what you have done so far and that you are appreciates. In this way you keep your self-confidence, his joy. We now have the chance to create the rise at the end of the season. The mental focus is – then we can also pull it through. “

_ In the Ole Werner interview of the Monday edition (already available digitally on Sunday evening as _ _ emagazine _ ) also speaks Ole Werner about the first meeting with sports chief Frank Baumann, personal learning needs, friendly relations with players, humor – and a possible era as Werder coach.


Werder Bremen | Toprak warns: “These six teams are really good”

Seven victories in the past eight games: Werder Bremen currently rides the success wave. An important factor for the success of the North Germans: Captain Ömer Toprak. The Routinian not only shows extremely good performance, but also keeps the green-white ship on course. Now the 32-year-old has warned a lot of euphoria in front of too much euphoria and in front of several adversaries.

“It is really important to me that we are upstairs. How well we really are, will show yourself at the end of the season,” Toprak explained in the “Kicker”. From experience, the defender knows that in the narrow 2nd Bundesliga “go very fast” – and in both directions.

“We came home 10th and know very well, how hard that was. It’s about confirming the services week for week. At the moment you succeed. But that is not a guarantee that it is the same in the next few weeks will run, “the Werder’s play guide continues. The defense man keeps nothing of “princely calculations”.

Although after the 3-2 victory in the derby against the Hamburg SV talks much for a direct recruitment of the Weser club, several other teams will send in the lower house to create the leap into the Beletage of German football. Six points separate the leaders only seven place.

That the quality is high, Toprak also noticed. “The HSV has played a team tactically very well, with his somewhat different football,” the captain counted another favorite on the rise and added: “St. Pauli, Darmstadt – the marching. Schalke is also there. Nuremberg Heidenheim is always there anyway. ” For the 32-year-old is certain: “These six teams are really good.”

So Plant Toprak his future

In addition, there were several other teams, slightly deeper in the table, which are “disgusting”: “It was really uncomfortable against the KSC. Paderborn has made it difficult for us, Regensburg too. Rostock with felt 25 uniforms – that was very difficult to defend, “the Werder-Profi recalled.

Therefore, it does not make sense to take the word ascent at the moment already in his mouth, warned toprak. “If you let yourself be distracted and the concentration drops, you quickly slipped on 6th place. It is important that we are up there. It is still a lot to do.”

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With a view to his own future, the central defender whose contract expires in the summer, “relatively few thoughts”.

“That may be due to the age that I’m relatively relaxed. If I would be younger, it may be a bigger topic in my head,” he explained. With Clemens Fritz, the head of professional football at Werder, he talk a lot, “for the rest I also have my advisors,” whirred Toprak.

“Two, three years” the 32-year-old still wants to play, preferably in the Bundesliga.