There is one word that was uttered quite often around the Weserstadion during the international break. It reads: self-confidence. That was exactly what Werder Bremen had won two weeks ago with the convincing 3-0 home win against 1. FC Heidenheim, then carried it gently through the free time in order to strengthen it as much as possible on Sunday at SV Darmstadt 98 - with an away win. The preliminary report of the DeichStube *.
"We are in very good shape and want to show that we can win two, three or four games in a row," midfielder Ilia Gruev recently emphasized.
The only problem is: The same also applies to opponents
SV Darmstadt 98
So it's no wonder that coach
expects a “very, very difficult game” for
SV Werder Bremen
before they see his former club again
Werder Bremen goes into the game against SV Darmstadt 98 with a lot of self-confidence
While the aforementioned self-confidence of
Werder Bremen grew
out of the 3-0 win against Heidenheim, the Darmstadt-based player is even based on a 6-1 success, shot out on the previous matchday at SV Sandhausen. The team also shot down FC Ingolstadt on matchday three with this result. “These results were no accident. Something like that is definitely in the team, "says Anfang, who was the coach of the" Lilien "last season, so he knows the next opponent's squad very well. "We certainly have a good overview, but
still plays a
little differently under the new coach, so we prepared for the game as normal."
Torsten Lieberknecht has been responsible for the "
since this season
and has scored 13 points with them from nine games so far, one less than
. After two defeats at the beginning of the season,
SV Darmstadt 98 has
gradually found its way, but - like Werder - still lacks the necessary consistency. Most recently, victory and defeat for the "Lilien" alternated on a weekly basis. Against Werder, the second success in a row is now to be achieved for the first time, whereby the attackers Phillip Tietz (eight goals this season) and Luca Pfeiffer (five goals this season) should play an important role. The fact that Klaus Gjasula (Covid-19 infection) will be missing in midfield, however, is a weakening for the hosts.
Werder Bremen against SV Darmstadt 98: The loser sticks in the middle of the 2nd Bundesliga
Markus Anfang also
Markus Anfang also
reckons with a "very homogeneous, stable and experienced team" that will, in turn, face his self-confident Bremen team with confidence.
After all, there is a lot at stake.
While the winner keeps up with the top group, the loser will remain in the middle of the table for the time being.
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