Werder Bremen took a very important 1-0 victory in the relegation battle against Schalke 04. The jump to the top now waves - Eintracht Frankfurt becomes a bonus game.
Gelsenkirchen - seven out of three. These are the numbers that will give Werder Bremen hope again in the struggle for relegation, because the saving bank is suddenly within reach again after weeks of sadness. Seven points from the last three games, "I think that's very good in our situation," said Werder pro Sebastian Langkamp on Saturday after their 1-0 win at FC Schalke 04 . Without question, an accurate assessment, but that of his trainer sounded more drastic. The three points were "bitterly necessary", Florian Kohfeldt noted, which is indeed more than clear when looking at the table.
Werder Bremen can climb on relegation ground in the bonus game against Eintracht Frankfurt
After 28 games, the Bremen team has 25 points. The team still occupies the penultimate place , but in time before the catch-up game against Eintracht Frankfurt (Wednesday, 8.30 p.m.) it again came within striking distance of the competition, making the game a real bonus game. While the rivals have to watch idly, Werder Bremen can continue to put pressure on them - and do it properly. “We can put ourselves in a good starting position on Wednesday. With a win we would have it in our own hands again. I'm curious to see how it looks in the relegation battle after our catch-up game, ”said Langkamp.
Fortuna Dusseldorf has 27 points on the relegation site , so Werder Bremen can overtake on Wednesday . In addition, the goal difference of the Rheinländer (minus 27) during the 0: 5 clap at FC Bayern Munich has just been badly battered, so Werder (minus 29) is not far behind on this point either.
After victory against Schalke 04: Werder Bremen buoyed against Eintracht Frankfurt
“All of this gives further impetus. Nevertheless, we must not hang it too high, we just have to continue as we did last, "Langkamp demanded. In addition, Fortuna has a tough remaining program . The next three opponents are Hoffenheim, Dortmund and Leipzig, before the games against Augsburg and Union Berlin are up for comparison: Werder Bremen is still playing against Frankfurt, Wolfsburg, Paderborn, Bayern Munich and, before they play against Cologne on the last matchday, at the current table 15th FSV Mainz 05.
Mainz have 28 points on the account. If they succeeded against Eintracht Frankfurt , Werder would catch up. In order to leave the rivals behind in the table on Wednesday , a four-goal win would have to result in a goal win, which is rather unlikely, but is not absolutely necessary for a good starting position before the remaining five games of the season.
Werder Bremen in the relegation battle: Florian Kohfeldt doesn't like arithmetic games in the table
Because Werder Bremen scores his points 26, 27 and 28 against Frankfurt, Augsburg (31 points, 14th place) and Union (31 points, 13th place) as well as Frankfurt itself (32 points, 12th place) are again within close range. “On Wednesday we have a great chance in the catch-up game . We spoke about the tunnel before the Schalke game and we should stay in it as far as possible, ”Kohfeldt emphasized.
SV Werder Bremen can of course not buy anything from tabular arithmetic games . And yet they make us confident and should give the team great hope - especially since just a few days ago, shortly after the 1-4 victory over Bayer Leverkusen, they were beyond our imagination. Florian Kohfeldt does not participate, at least not in public. "I don't look at the game from a tabular point of view, but look at the fact that there is a way to get three points that will help us a lot in the end to achieve our goal," said the coach - and gave the simple answer Motto for Wednesday before: "Then it's all out again in the Weser Stadium." (Dco)
Leonardo Bittencourt celebrates after his 1-0 winning goal in the game between Werder Bremen and Schalke 04.
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The match report of May 31, 2020:
Scarce Werder victory against Schalke 04: Leonardo Bittencourt brings the saving bank in sight again
Gelsenkirchen - victory in Freiburg, point against Gladbach - and now the next victory at Schalke: Werder Bremen continued its upswing in the relegation battle on match day 29 and achieved an immensely important 1-0 (1-0) success. The golden goal in the Schalke arena was marked by Leonardo Bittencourt and thus crowned a strong first half for the Bremen team. After the break, the team of coach Florian Kohfeldt then trembled tremendously, but brought the narrow victory over time. Werder now has 25 points and is also within striking distance of the saving bank thanks to the Mainz defeat against Hoffenheim.
In comparison to the 0: 0 against Gladbach, Kohfeldt made three personnel changes in the starting eleven. Sebastian Langkamp surprisingly moved to the defensive line for yellow-blocked Milos Veljkovic. Most recently, the 32-year-old was on the pitch during the first leg against Schalke 04 (1: 2) in the Bundesliga at the end of November. As expected, Kevin Vogt returned to the starting line-up. Christian Groß, who had played six against Gladbach, made room for him. In the attack, Leonardo Bittencourt moved into the first eleven for Yuya Osako.
Werder Bremen dominated the early stages against Schalke 04
Kohfeldt's announcement before the game had been clear. “No one can now lose the beginning of biliousness. The boys know that there are only finals left, ”the 37-year-old emphasized, and after the kick-off in the arena at Schalke, the players confirmed the words of their coach. Werder Bremen was the dominant team in the early stages, which was reflected in impressive numbers after a good 20 minutes.
82:18 percent - that's how the ball possession ratio read in favor of the guests. While Schalke 04 positioned themselves deep in their own half in their own stadium, Werder built up the game. Very fluid combinations, courageous duels - the Bremen team looked determined, but initially did not manage to create any notable goalscoring opportunities. That changed suddenly in the 32nd minute.
Werder Bremen: Leonardo Bittencourt hits the goal with a wonderful flick
After Davy Klaassen captured the ball on the center line from Schalke Jean-Clair Todibo and passed it on to Milot Rashica, things went quickly. Rashica had an eye for Leonardo Bittencourt , who hit the corner from a good 20 meters into the corner. An exclamation point from a gate that the Bremen substitute bench had exploded in front of empty tiers in the Schalke Arena.
Shortly thereafter, Bittencourt was offered the next chance: After passing from Maximilian Eggestein, he did not aim precisely enough in the penalty area (39.). Since nothing came from Schalke's offensive, Werder pushed for the second goal before the break. After corner of Marco Friedl and Josh Sargent's header extension, captain Niklas Moisander headed over the box (42nd). Shortly afterwards it was half time - and Werder's leadership was more than okay after a convincing performance.
Leonardo Bittencourt scores with a great shot for 1-0 for Werder Bremen against Schalke 04.
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Werder Bremen: Leonardo Bittencourt replaced injured
The second round started without scorer Bittencourt, who fell on his hip after an air duel with Salif Sane towards the end of the first half and limped into the cabin shortly afterwards. Yuya Osako came into the game for him - and Weston McKennie promptly cleared his elbow (51 '). Referee Felix Zwayer, however, gave mercy to the law and refrained from putting the American, who had already been charged with yellow, off the pitch. Schalke coach David Wagner knew that his team had been very lucky and took McKennie out of the game shortly after the action (55.).
After the pale appearance in half one, Schalke was much more alert and presented Werder Bremen with problems. First, substitute Benito Raman failed after goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka's mistake by Sebastian Langkamp (53.), then Michael Gregoritsch shot over it (57.).
Schalke 04 is getting stronger, Werder Bremen's defense is tight
In the duels, the home side suddenly set the tone, Werder hardly got out of his own half. The balance of power from the first round seemed to have been completely reversed. After 58 minutes, Kohfeldt had to change for the second time: Davie Selke came for the battered Milot Rashica , who went to the storm center but did not get any balls there.
In order to restore balance in the Bremen game, Kohfeldt brought Philipp Bargfrede for the generally unremarkable Sargent (70th). However, this did not provide a large plus in stability. After all: Schalke did not have great chances in this phase, Werder's defense was tight.
Werder Bremen survives a tremendous game against Schalke 04
In the 78th minute, the Bremen team then suddenly demanded a penalty: Sane had rudely sent Osako to the ground in the header duel in the penalty area, but Zwayer's whistle remained silent, the tremors continued. Osako could have finished it in the 88th minute, but instead of completing himself after a nice pass from Eggestein, the Japanese put the ball across - into nothing. Shortly thereafter, he had to leave the square, Christian Groß came into play for him.
Werder Bremen ultimately survived the four-minute stoppage time, scored three extremely important points in the fight for relegation - and now has to make up for the catch-up game against Eintracht Frankfurt (Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.). (dco)
FC Schalke 04: Nübel - Kabak, Sane, Todibo (46. Oczipka) - Kenny, McKennie (55. Boujellab), Schöpf, Miranda (80. Burgstaller) - Matondo (46. Raman), Caligiuri, Gregoritsch (58. Kutucu)
SV Werder Bremen: Pavlenka - Gebre Selassie, Langkamp, Moisander, Friedl - Vogt, M. Eggestein, Klaassen - Bittencourt (46. Osako / 90. + 1 Groß), Rashica (58. Selke), Sargent (70. Bargfrede)
Werder Bremen against Schalke 04: the live ticker for reading
Whistle! Werder wins the second away game in a row 1-0. This victory is damn important in the relegation battle! The bottom line is this result deserves because Schalke did not manage to score decent chances against Werder. The shockingly weak performance of the royal blue in the first half resulted in Bremen 1-0, which the guests could no longer give up
90.Min + 5: When does Zwayer whistle?
90.Min + 4: Schalke tries again with violence from the second row. But Werder is great! The end is soon!
90th min + 4: 60 seconds left on the watch. It actually looks like the third `` zero game '' in a row!
90.min + 2: Kabak rightly gets yellow for a much too hard entry to Selke. The Bremer gets upset and also gets yellow. Two more minutes
90.Min + 1: Osako has to leave the field again. Christian Groß comes into play as a hedge.
90th Min: There is four minutes of stoppage time.
89.Min: Even if they don't make it clear, Werder at least keeps the ball in their own ranks.
88th Min: Great opportunity for Osako! Eggestein puts the ball past Kabak, Osako makes the wrong decision alone in front of Nübel but does not try it himself. He prefers to try a pass in the middle, but Klaassen can't get there. Pity!
87.Min: Long ball on Osako. The Japanese unfortunately does not cut too well today. His acceptance of the ball is not ready for the Bundesliga.
86.Min: Not only the score is currently reminiscent of the game from last week in Freiburg. Let us hope that the result remains the same.
85th Min: Five minutes on the clock. Schalke can't think of much more here and yet you have the feeling that Werder has survived something.
84.Min: Klaassen straight on Selke, who takes too long on the way to the Schalke goal and is blocked by Kabak. After all, corner for the Bremen. Nübel fists out strongly.
83.Min: Again yellow for Schalke. Boujellab deserved it after climbing Klaassen on his foot.
82.Min: Friedl fights for the ball in his own penalty area against Burgstaller. The Schalke call "foul", but that was no penalty, just like the thing against Osako on the other side.
80.Min: Guido Burgstaller (striker, zero goals this season) comes into play for Miranda. Schalke puts everything on one card.
79.Min : Kohfeldt is still complaining about the situation with Osako. Zwayer asks him to refrain from the scoundrels.
78th Min: Osako is jumped in the Schalke penalty area by Sané. Zwayer does not consider this foul worthy of a penalty.
78th Min: Both teams can still change. Werder has two options, Schalke one.
77.Min: To play around 15 minutes with added time. Can Werder bring the threesome home?
75th Min: Offensive nothing goes at Werder. The passes take on Schalke conditions in the first half. Defense behavior can only be analyzed positively. Langkamp and Moisander get a lot out of here.
72.Min: Would you like some numbers? Duel combat rate Schalke 53%, Werder 47%, pass rate Schalke 70%, Werder 83%. Ball possession Schalke 40%, Werder 60%.
70.Min: Florian Kohfeldt reacts. He brings stabilizer Bargfrede for Josh Sargent, who could hardly set accents today, but at least fought with sacrifice.
69.Min: Again Schalke counters hastily. The Bremeners are slowly getting lucky that they are still 1-0 from their point of view.
68.Min : Foul by Boujellab on Sargent, who now comes together with Selke. Finally a little time to catch your breath. And Werder takes that too. Friedl's free kick is then very weak.
Werder Bremen against Schalke 04 in the live ticker: Schalke now stronger
65.Min: Finally Werder on the way forward. Osako takes a corner after a counterattack via Raman. Klaassen gets the ball but loses it right away.
64.Min : Pavlenka is with his fists, without compromise, on the spot after several Schalke wait in the middle to be ready. Good sign from the Czech goalkeeper.
63.Min: Osako runs with his hands in Miranda and sees yellow. If that's yellow, McKennie was at least the same in the 52nd minute.
Min 62: Miranda has a lot of time and space on the left. Raman cannot hold the ball one station further.
61.Min: Wild Schalke attack with umpteen attempts to shoot. Kevin Vogt blocks several times.
60.Min: Werder now has to be careful not to let himself boil. Schalke now more aggressive and willing to achieve the balance. Werder loses too many balls.
58.Min: Again two changes in the game. Selke comes for Rashica, who seems to have thigh problems. On the Gelsenkirchen side, Kutucu comes for Gregoritsch.
57.Min : Boujellab fights the ball against Friedl in the opponent's box and takes the next corner out. Gregoritsch shoots after the corner. Luck that it goes over.
56th Min: Long thing from Jonjoe Kenny into the penalty area, Pavlenka clears to the next corner. This poses no danger.
54.Min : That was to be seen in advance: McKennie is taken off the pitch. Nassim Boujellab, 20-year-old German-Moroccan, comes into the game.
54.Min: The corner is not dangerous, but you can tell that Schalke is now with a completely different body language.
53.Min: Benito Raman with a dangerous conclusion. Fortunately, the angle is too acute so that Pavlenka can parry to the corner. Now something in need.
52.Min: luck for Schalke. McKennie stays on the pitch. Something like that has given red.
52.Min : Osako is blown away by McKennie's elbow. That must give him the second yellow one.
50.Min : Caliguiri with a free kick from the left onto the second post. Gregoritsch heads the game into the goal.
49.Min: Schalke comes better from the break and is much more present than in the entire first half.
47.Min : McKennie, best Schalke of the first half, fights for the ball and then excludes himself. Pavlenka does not have to intervene.
46.Min: Schalke also changes. Oczipka and Raman come for the weak Todibo and Matondo.
Werder Bremen against Schalke 04 in the live ticker: Bittencourt must be injured at half time
46.Min: It continues in the Veltins Arena. As feared, goal scorer Bittencourt has to get out injured. What exactly he has is still open. Yuya Osako comes in for him.
Halftime. Werder leads with 1-0 on Schalke after 45 minutes. Werder has done more for the game right from the start, but has had few chances. Schalke is in a good position at the back, but is not able to keep the ball in their own rows over several stations. In the 32nd minute then the initially redeeming 1-0 by Leo Bittencourt, who leaves Nübel in the Schalke goal from the second row no chance. Beautiful goal.
⏱ 45. + 3 min
⏸️ break on Schalke. An absolutely deserved tour for the green-whites!
⚽ 0: 1 # S04SVW pic.twitter.com/wb8GFPevxO
45.Min: Bittencourt holds his back after a dogfight with Sané and indicates that he needs to be replaced. Yuya Osako receives instructions from Tim Borowski.
44.Min : Friedl is in pain after McKennie fouls him ugly. Yellow card for the American. The third for Schalke.
41.Min: The corner is dangerous! Sargent extends head to Moisander. The Finn no longer gets his head right behind the ball.
41.Min : Jean-Clair Todibo has not played a particularly good game for Schalke so far. On the wing he loses a duel against Sargent, who then pulls out a corner.
39.Min: Next opportunity for Bittencourt, who gets the ball into the box from Maxi Eggestein. The little German-Brazilian puts the ball up and shoots close to the goal.
37.Min: first real opportunity for the home side. After a free kick, McKennie heads to the end. Just over.
34.Min: Just keep going and you will take three points with you today.
Werder Bremen against Schalke 04 in the live ticker: Bittencourt scores well worth the 1: 0!
32.Min: That was what was missing! Klaassen conquers the ball against Todibo in midfield and continues to spy on Rashica. This plays on the free Bittencourt, which swings the game device from around 20 meters into the left corner! Nice goal, absolutely deserved!
32.Min: Tooooooorrrr for Werder Bremen. Leo Bittencourt 1-0 from Bremen's point of view!
31.Min : Jonjoe Kenny crosses from the left into the side from the right. So far, Schalke.
28.Min: As nice as it is that Werder dictates the game here: A real chance didn't jump out of it yet.
26.Min: Maxi Eggestein, often criticized this season, fights for the ball with a clean tackle in his own half and passes it into the top. Sargent is then fouled by Todibo. The Barca loan is given the yellow card.
22.Min: Werder has around 82% possession of the ball in the first 20 minutes and appears here like the home team. With fans there would have been whistles for Schalke long ago.
20.Min : Sebastian Langkamp's tactical foul on Weston McKennie. The start-up surprise rightly sees the yellow card.
19.Min: Marco Friedl is the epitome of Bremen's self-confidence. After two strong games, he was again preferred to Ludwig Augustinsson today.
18.Min: Really strong use by Josh Sargent, who pulls the ball back after losing his own ball. He then missed the pass to the deep-set Bittencourt.
17.Min: Klaassen, Rashica and Co. look very confident. With a lot of possession you try to find the gap.
15.Min: Werder's commitment so far remains strong. Despite the narrow lines of defense of the blue and white, Florian Kohfeldt's squad presses aggressively and quickly.
13.Min: Schalke so far with a pass rate of 47%. David Wagner's team actually appears to be unsettled.
11.Min: Matondo puts Gebre Selassie on the right. Rashica's free kick is too flat and too weak.
8.Min: Kevin Vogt is running smoothly again. Now, however, Milot Rashica lies on the floor after Daniel Caliguiri's attack. The Kosovar has a face consumed by pain, but will probably be able to continue playing as well. Schalke goes straight to the point here.
7.Min : The corner is decapitated by Sané. No opportunities yet.
6.Min : Rashica is ready for the first corner in Bremen. Missed miss, but Gregoritsch clears to the next corner. Rashica changes sides.
6.Min: Now it can go on. Vogt tries to bite through.
5.Min : Kevin Vogt hobbles properly. The game is still not running. Christian Groß is getting ready.
3. Min: The first minutes are characterized by some nicknames. Kevin Vogt is curving up on the floor after Michael Gregoritsch hits him with his sole open at the bottom. The Austrian receives the early yellow card.
Werder Bremen against Schalke 04 in the live ticker: Zwayer has kicked off
1.Min: the game is on!
3.30 p.m .: The captains Daniel Caliguiri and Niklas Moisander stand with Felix Zwayer in the choice of sides. Let's get started!
3:27 pm: The Bremen team has already broken in (separately). Klaassen and Sargent seem to be discussing a few more tactical things. Kohfeldt and Baumann, with a green and white mask that says "team spirit", look comparatively relaxed.
3:24 p.m .: Referee of the game is Felix Zwayer. Werder last whistled on the first match day against Düsseldorf (1: 3).
15.17: Kohfeldt mentioned in the Sky interview that he is happy to have more options in the squad again. There are several players in each position. Even 1-2 of those who stayed at home would be usable without any problems at the moment. He specifically mentions Ilia Gruv, but not Johannes Eggestein or Nuri Sahin, who is likely to leave Werder Bremen in the summer.
3:13 p.m .: You might think it would be a good omen to play against Schalke today. In the last three Bremen guest appearances, Werder has brought home the victory every time. However, Schalke won the first leg in the Weser Stadium 2-1.
3:08 pm: And what about Schalke? David Wagner's team started really well this season. In the meantime, however, the royal blues have been victorious for ten games and the targeted European courses are far away.
3:03 p.m .: And then there are Mainz and Frankfurt, who are not exactly enjoying glory at the moment and who are both still waiting for the Werder team this season.
2:59 p.m .: If you look at the table, you can see that this increase in performance does not seem to have brought much. You are still in 17th place and five points behind the relegation place. However, if you consider that Bremen still has a catch-up game and Düsseldorf (16th) is playing in the Allianz Arena today, there is actually a realistic chance that you will no longer be in a direct relegation zone at the end of next week.
14.55 p.m .: But if the green-whites continue to play as in the last two games, then it can actually be something with the relegation. The 1-0 win in Freiburg and the 0-0 win over M'Gladbach were very important points.
2:48 pm: Niclas Füllkrug is still sorely missing. Ömer Toprak, Claudio Pizarro and Kevin Möhwald are still injured. It is unclear whether one of the fours can intervene again.
2.44 p.m .: Not included are the suspended Milos Veljkovic (fifth yellow card), Nuri Sahin and Jojo Eggestein (both reasons for performance).
2:41 pm: A few words about the Bremer Bank: Kapino, Lang, Augustinsson, Osako, Selke, Bartels, Groß, Woltemade and Bargfrede are waiting for you today.
14:37: The Schalke run today with Michael Gregoritsch, in whom Werder showed great interest, and Rabbi Matondo. If the two hit like they did last, Jiri Pavlenka doesn't have to worry much. Alexander Nübel instead of Markus Schubert in the goal.
Our start-1⃣1⃣ for # S04SVW ⚒️ # S04 | ⚪️ | #Bundesliga pic.twitter.com/91HIADKuBw- FC Schalke 04 () (@ s04) May 30, 2020
2:34 pm: Compared to the 0: 0 against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Kohfeldt made three personnel changes in his starting line-up. The biggest surprise is probably in the defense line, where Sebastian Langkamp joins the team for Milos Veljkovic. Most recently, the 32-year-old had played in the first leg against Schalke (1: 2) in the Bundesliga at the end of November. As expected, Kevin Vogt returns to the starting line-up, Christian Groß, who had been six against Gladbach, makes room for him. In the attack, meanwhile, Leonardo Bittencourt moves back into the first eleven. Yuya Osako has to go back to the bank.
Werder Bremen against Schalke 04 in the live ticker: Langkamp and Bittencourt from the start
14:32: The Werder lineup for today's game: Pavlenka - Friedl, Moisander, Langkamp, Gebre Selassie - Vogt, Bittencourt, Klaassen, M. Eggestein - Rashica, Sargent
The # Werder starting eleven for # S04SVW:
⏳ Kapino - Lang, Augustinsson, Osako, Selke, Bartels, Groß, Woltemade, Bargfrede
⏰ 3:30 p.m.
And from shortly before kick-off also in https://t.co/SghOKy1Bie pic.twitter.com/ldumfRjyyo
2:21 p.m .: Moin, moin for the live ticker for the game between SV Werder Bremen and FC Schalke 04. The kick-off is at 3:30 p.m. Here, however, it starts with the lineups of both teams.
To the preliminary report:
Werder Bremen against Schalke 04: Kohfeldt wants to stay in the tunnel in the class
When the SV Werder Bremen pros are on the arena in Schalke on Saturday , they will have experienced many tunnels. One or the other on the bus trip from Bremen to the Ruhr area - and then this famous Schalke player tunnel, which is modeled on a tunnel from a mine. But Florian Kohfeldt doesn't care about these tunnels , even though this word has just taken first place in his hit list. "We have to stay in the tunnel for four weeks" is his demand for Werder Bremen in the relegation battle. Full concentration on Schalke 04 , no distraction, just like against Freiburg and Mönchengladbach, because according to Kohfeldt the following applies for the last seven games: "Only wins count, no matter where, no matter who!"
Finally, there are five points behind the relegation site and six points behind the saving bank. Sports director Frank Baumann does not want to name any names, but at least says: "Five or six teams are still in a relegation battle ." That would be when looking at the table Paderborn (19 points), Werder (22), Düsseldorf (27), Mainz ( 28), Frankfurt (29) and Union Berlin (31). Augsburg, however, only has 31 points on the account. Werder Bremen and Frankfurt can hope to make up ground in the catch-up game next Wednesday.
Werder Bremen against Schalke 04: "There are only finals left!"
Things are now going very quickly for the green-whites - and Kohfeldt likes that. This doesn't leave too much time to ponder. "The boys can deal with this pressure, physically it is not a problem," the coach believes, but at the same time sets clear verbal accents: "No one should lose the beginning of biliousness. The boys know that there are only finals left. "
But how can this tension actually be held up over four weeks? "We can talk about that when we have made it," says Florian Kohfeldt , but then gives a little insight: "The main aspect is certainly the previous example. I also expect that from the entire team around the team. There is no more comfort, no leaning back. It's also these little moments: Whenever someone from the team sees you, you have to be strong. ”What measures before the important away game of SV Werder Bremen against FC Schalke 04 (Saturday, 3:30 pm, DeichStube live ticker ) Kohfeldt leaves open. He only reveals that the new mental coach Jörg Löhr did not work with the team this week. "But we are in an exchange," said the coach.
Werder Bremen against Schalke 04: Florian Kohfeldt wants to stay in the tunnel with his team
There is not much time for additional offers. Play, regenerate, prepare - that's everyday life. But not for everyone. The reservists train harder. And this also includes players who were previously bet: a Davie Selke for example. Even a Leonardo Bittencourt initially only sat on the bench thanks to the increased personnel options against Mönchengladbach. "Of course, one or the other who doesn't play from the start is no longer my best friend, so from his point of view, not mine," says Kohfeldt, grins briefly and is happy: "But that is exactly what a football team needs. They should be angry. ”In an“ interesting training session ”at Werder Bremen on Wednesday, he saw players“ who absolutely want to join the team ”.
The main thing is to fight, that's what it's about now. Of course, the playfulness should also be included against Schalke 04 . But now "to fabulate" about Werder football or Kohfeldt football, says the coach: "That would be the wrong signal. It's not about development now. ”It's about points, victories. This attitude will be rewarded, tunnel expert Florian Kohfeldt is certain: "If we stay in this tunnel, we will end up above where it is uncomfortable." This is called relegation . (knee)