Improving condition, smoothing out processes - Werner's goals for the first Werder test match against VfB Oldenburg
Created: 06/24/2022, 16:27
By: Malte Bürger
SV Werder Bremen, coached by Ole Werner, is playing the first friendly against VfB Oldenburg in preparation for the new Bundesliga season.
Bremen – A relaxed gallop looks different.
Those responsible at SV Werder Bremen could have made it easy for themselves and selected a lower-class opponent for the first test of the summer preparations.
The Bundesliga climber might have been sure of a resounding victory after only four training sessions, but head coach Ole Werner and his assistants think differently.
They want to set the first real stimulus right away, which is why Werder will face third division promoted VfB Oldenburg in the test match on Saturday (4 p.m. in the DeichStube live ticker) in the Verden stadium on the Berliner Ring – the preliminary report from the DeichStube.
"It's about collecting running distances in a game form and working on certain things in the area of fitness," explains
"You have a different intensity in competition than in training." But even if the fitness factor is particularly important these days, the 34-year-old is pursuing other goals with this encounter.
"But we also want to see certain things on the pitch," says the
SV Werder Bremen
coach ahead of the
"There are a lot of players from last season who know certain processes and can smooth them out again.
Of course, I can also get a first impression of how the newcomers and all the other players came out of the break."
Werder Bremen: Coach Ole Werner and the plan for the test match against VfB Oldenburg
The audience in Verden should see all sorts of players from
SV Werder Bremen
, as there are hardly any
absentees before the
VfB Oldenburg .
As is well known, Milos Veljkovic, Marco Friedl and Romano Schmid are still on vacation after their international appearances, while Manuel Mbom is in rehab after tearing his Achilles tendon.
In addition, storm talent Eren Dinkci signed off injured on Thursday.
He's struggling with a slight calf problem and will be doing individual sessions instead of the friendly.
Abdenego Nankishi is unlikely to feature as he missed Friday's team training session with a thigh problem.
Meanwhile, Oldenburg only managed to get promoted to the third division three weeks ago, but started preparations again last Monday.
Most recently, Frank Löning, who also played for Werder's U23s between 2006 and 2008, was hired as an assistant coach. Wolfgang Sidka is another former Bremen president of
Coach Dario Fossi's side are likely to be looking to do a little better than last year when the two clubs
met in a pre- season
won 4-0 with goals from Romano Schmid (2), Niclas Füllkrug and Nick Woltemade in front of 5,000 spectators at the Marschweg Stadium in Oldenburg.