Werder’s birthday week showed just what Florian Kohfeldt’s team are capable of. The Green-Whites won on penalties in Dortmund and were 3-0 up after just 28 minutes against Augsburg at the weekend. They did this with a new system based around counter attacking. Werder’s tactic of having a lot of possession didn’t get them as many points as they would have liked in the Hinrunde, so the coaches...
Yuya Osako returned to Werder team training for the first time in this calendar year on Thursday. However, the Japanese attacker is unlikely to feature on Saturday away at Hertha BSC as Green-Whites head coach Florian Kohfeldt explained in his pre-match press conference. “I haven’t given up all hope just yet but the is a strong chance he won’t play,” said the Werder coach. The newly awarded...
Werder Bremen’s Yuya Osako has won Japan’s annual “Footballer of the Year“ award for 2018 in a survey carried out across 160 Japanese sportswriters. “Of course, I’m very proud of this accolade. It’s something very special for me,“ the 28-year-old told WERDER.DE. “My teammates deserve the award too, because we can only be successful as a team.”
Werder are looking to end an eventful birthday week with a victory over Augsburg this Sunday. “It’s a super important game for us. If we get the points, we’re right in the mix for the upper places of the table. The fans will also make sure that it’s a special game,” said Florian Kohfeldt. The game kicks off at 15:30 CET on Sunday 10 February.
The Werder players were relieved and ecstatic as Max Kruse’s winning penalty sent them through to the DFB-Pokal quarter-finals at the expense of Borussia Dortmund. However, there were also some unwanted side-effects that came with the tiring victory on Tuesday night.
SV Werder Bremen will be without striker Martin Harnik for several weeks. The 31-year-old suffered a muscle injury in his during Tuesday night’s DFB-Pokal win in Dortmund.
SV Werder Bremen mourn the death of Rudi Assauer, who passed away at the age of 74 on Wednesday. Assauer made 188 appearances for the Green-Whites between 1970 and 1976, scoring four goals. He also began his managerial career at the club. He was involved with Werder until 1981, going on to join FC Schalke 04 and becoming a club legend.
Last night’s DFB-Pokal thriller will be remembered in our 120 year history! A cup tie which had everything you could wish for: drama, ecstasy and a Werder victory. “It was a fight over the whole 120 minutes, which we won through smart play and passion,” said head coach Florian Kohfeldt following the 4-2 (3-3 AET) penalty shoot-out victory over Borussia Dortmund.
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