Niklas Schmidt had already found in front of the television on Saturday evening that everything else in this 2nd division is sometimes secondary. With 0: 2, the leaders FC Schalke 04 was actually back against FC St. Pauli, but still turned the game – and thus achieved the goal that they are still pursuing at SV Werder Bremen. “They also won somehow,” said Schmidt, so succinctly, and it almost sounded as if he had taken the Schalke as a role model. In any case, his team also had the game at FC Erzgebirge Aue “somehow won,” emphasized the scorer to the 3-0 final score: “I don’t care.”
Werner: “We kept up to”
Coach Ole Werner also indicated that he was not really satisfied with the lecture by his team, but so “this two game days before the end” is now when the events are becoming more and more unpredictable. “It was a game that decided in the head,” summed up the 34-year-old. What counted only was that Werder had recaptured the second place in the table that would enable the club to return direct Bundesliga. Werner: “We kept up to.”
Werder is enough for a point for the climb
The game on matchday 34 against Jahn Regensburg is thus the importance of a match ball. The only condition is: Losing forbidden. One point would be enough to defend the promotion square in front of the competition from Hamburg and Darmstadt sitting on the neck. Regensburg has been without victory for six league games. But in the past home game, the starting point was similar – if not finally -; A preliminary match ball against Holstein Kiel was awarded pitifully (after 2-0 lead). Therefore, Niclas Füllkrug now tried the choice of his coach: “We have to keep a cool head.”
“Don’t miss the chance”
To play on this one still needed from the outset would be the completely wrong approach next Sunday, so all Bremen professionals actually agreed. “It is a home game that we want to win,” said Füllkrug. Leonardo Bittencourt warned: “It will be a hard piece of work, Regensburg has nothing to lose.” Marco Friedl warned: “We cannot miss the chance now.” And Schmidt just wants to “put the lid on it”.
Regardless of the league, however, it is already certain that Clemens Fritz will extend his expiring contract as head of professional football and scouting at Werder. The 41-year-old Bremen ex-professional, integrated into different roles in the club since 2019, said in the run-up to the game in Aue at ‘Sky’: “This is only a matter of form.” And indicated that after the last game of the season, a final confirmation was to be expected: “We do everything else.”