When SV Werder Bremen welcomes Holstein Kiel on Friday evening (6.30 p.m., live! At Werder Bremen), it is a special game for the trainer of the home side, Ole Werner. After 15 years with the storks as a player and coach, the 33 -year -old hits the KSV for the second time in his career - for the first time as a coach. "It is clear that I am shaped by the club," said Werner, who revealed that he reduced contact to Kiel this week.
Since he was still on the sidelines at the upcoming opponent until last summer, Werner knows the "single players" and the "way of working in the club quite well". However, he does not see this as an advantage: "Many in Kiel know how we work. How we want to play football from the structure. Both sides know each other quite well in a certain way," said Werner and explained: "Holstein Kiel will certainly not hide. "
It can be a curse and a blessing at the same time if a team no longer feels pressure.
Unlike in the "public view", he does not see the remaining program of the Bremen (against Kiel, in Aue, against Regensburg) as supposedly easy. From his experience, teams that were "under negative pressure" during the season "" play freely "the moment it falls off. Clemens Fritz agreed: "It can be a curse and a blessing at the same time if a team no longer feels pressure," the head of professional football agreed with his trainer.
While the storks only need one point for safe relegation and therefore travel to Bremen without the big "negative pressure", the game is extremely important for the team from the Weser. With a success, the green -whites would take a big step towards ascent - even third place could be bagged at the end of the match day. To do this, the SVW would have to lose three times, St. Pauli and the Hamburger SV would also have to springs.
Groß, Veljkovic and Toprak are still out
Werner must continue to do without his three central defenders Christian Groß, Milos Veljkovic and Ömer Toprak on Friday. However, with a view of the end of the season, it looks good for all three. The Werderan coach is positive that everyone can get back into team training in the coming week. In the short term, this means for Friday that a lot speaks for the eleven, which recently won 4-1 on Schalke.