Sport Bremen match balls: "Mega, mega-important games"
The sports highlights on Friday, February 26th
Cologne (SID) - Eintracht Frankfurt is the team of the hour in the Bundesliga. Last matchday, Adi Hütter's team defeated record champions Bayern Munich and, in fourth place, has a good chance of reaching the Champions League in the coming season. Host Werder Bremen, on the other hand, has to be careful not to get into the relegation battle after three winless Bundesliga games. The kick-off is at 8.30 p.m.
Now it counts for Werder Bremen. The Kohfeldt-Elf are rested after the cancellation of the cup game in two very important games to stay relegated.
After the DFB Cup match had to be canceled on Tuesday evening due to the Covid 19 outbreak at opponent Jahn Regensburg, the focus at Werder Bremen was returned to the Bundesliga earlier than originally thought. There will be two games within four days from Sunday, which could have a decisive character in the fight to stay in the league.
After the cancellation of the game in Regensburg, Frank Baumann announced on Monday evening that he "wanted to use the time". The long training week, which was not planned, could "still be very important in this phase of the season, especially in view of the fact that we had the whole squad available," said the Werder sports director and spoke of an "intensive unit" for the professionals expect the next day.
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The last Bremen players left the training ground on Tuesday after well over two hours. After the actual workload, many had finished an individual program or continued to practice in groups.
Rested and full of self-confidence
trainer Florian Kohfeldt was very impressed by the self-propulsion of his team and praised the collective ambition. According to Baumann, the players were given one more time off on Wednesday before they wanted to take the "momentum from the Frankfurt game" from last Friday with them to the away game on Sunday at 1. FC Köln. "Thanks to the good performance, we can appear with confidence," said the Bremen sports director.
For Werder it could be the first of two match points in the battle for relegation. The second follows just three days later in the catch-up game against Arminia Bielefeld. In the table, both opponents are behind the Bremen team, who are in twelfth place. With two wins you would improve your account to 32 points, if you are in the middle of the field. Theoretically. Already after the Frankfurt game Kohfeldt made it clear: "I'll say it very clearly and openly: These two games are mega, mega important for us."
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Also professional Marco Friedl agreed on Tuesday: "If we should score twice, we would have had a great week in which we can reward ourselves for the hard work." On the other hand, if the outcome of the two key games were negative, the Werder situation could be exactly the opposite, as Leonardo Bittencourt told the Kölner Stadtanzeiger: "If we win, we are eight points ahead of FC. If we lose, FC are only two points behind us."
"We are looking forward to the next games because there is a lot going on." - Marco Friedl
Then there would be pressure again, although the Bremen team felt that they could make up for the relegation places again. The only thing to remember is the most recent away game in Sinsheim (0: 4). Long-running favorite Friedl (never missed a Bundesliga minute this season) said at least that he didn't find the current situation aggravating, on the contrary: "We're looking forward to the next games because there's a lot going on."
Werder moves towards relegation: 2-0 in Bielefeld .
Werder Bremen has taken a big step towards relegation. The Hanseatic League won the catch-up game in the Bundesliga on Wednesday evening, despite a moderate performance against rival Arminia Bielefeld, who was threatened with relegation, 2-0 (0-0) and thus increased the gap to the East Westphalia on the relegation place to eleven points. The newcomer, however, remained without a win in the seventh league game in a row and in the second under her new coach Frank Kramer.