The time has come!
On the 7th matchday, SV Werder Bremen will host Hamburger SV in the Weserstadion residential investment for the 1st North Derby in the 2nd division.
The preliminary report of the DeichStube *.
Bremen - There are only five weeks between the two games, from mid-August to mid-September, and yet it is a period that
could feel longer
on Saturday evening around 10:20 p.m. Significantly larger. In fact, worlds bigger! Just a reminder: After the 1: 4 home defeat against SC Paderborn, the
SV Werder Bremen
learned on the third match day how a completely served and deeply disappointed residential investment Weserstadion can sound like: loud, angry and shrill! If things
on Saturday evening (8.30 p.m., DeichStube
), the long-awaited home win in the
Hamburger SV will
, the complete opposite of the ranks should pour out over the beginning: the overwhelming joy, the collective bliss!
"You can get a lot of credit back in such derbies", knows the coach, whose team had already made the fan soul much milder with recent good performances - and now wants to win it back on Saturday.
In the first weeks of the new season, so the general impression, which was also acoustically discharged after the Paderborn game, the patience of many green-white supporters was due to the still deep relegation frustration, a slow start to the restructuring of the squad and the moderate start to the season including cup-out almost used up.
Meanwhile, the mood has turned.
Werder Bremen versus Hamburger SV: The first ultra-free northern derby will take place in the 2nd division on Saturday
"The disappointment after relegation and maybe also that the fans could not help in the stadium for so long because of the pandemic is now slowly subsiding," said Anfang. The late signings of well-known players such as Marvin Ducksch and Mitchell Weiser as well as the good results in recent times have calmed many minds again. “We're on the way to going through the season together again,” says Anfang about the relationship with the fans. He
as “a great opportunity” to take a decisive step forward on this path.
When the game kicks off on Saturday evening at 8.30 p.m., 21,000 fans will be sitting in the stadium, a good 1,000 of them from Hamburg. And it is already clear: Regardless of what is happening on the pitch, the mood will be different than at previous northern derbies. No elaborate choreographies, no fan chants intoned by megaphone, no permanent support. This is due to the fact that both the Bremen and Hamburg ultra groups still do not come to the games in the stadium during the pandemic - and thus ensure what is probably the first
ultra-free northern derby
since its inception
. So the other fans have to take care of the cheering. In the beginning, they managed to do this pretty well in the end: "The mood against Rostock and also in Ingolstadt was very, very good," emphasizes the coach of the
SV Werder Bremen
, who in any case sees his team as being primarily responsible for getting the fans going: "We are the ones who have to make sure that the spark sparks and that the spectators support us."
Werder Bremen want to establish themselves in the top group of the 2nd division with a victory in the north derby against HSV
beginning has a clear idea of
can be done
The 47-year-old expects his team to be physically fit, with a certain basic level of aggressiveness, “so that we can get through our game.
Just playing a little football will
definitely not work
The quality of the opponent is way too good for that. "
In the event of a win,
(currently in third place) with 14 points could initially establish themselves in the top group of the 2nd division and at the same time put a damper on their eternal rivals from Hamburg (ninth place, nine points). “Our job for the weekend is to play a good game and to reward ourselves for it in the end,” explains Anfang. If it is fulfilled, there is an additional kind of recognition for the coach and his players in addition to the three points after the final whistle: a completely new stadium experience. (dco) Also interesting: This is how you see the North Derby Werder Bremen against Hamburger SV live on TV and in the live stream! *
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