Learning process versus seasonal goals: Kohfeldt defends Werder

The new Bundesliga season hadn’t even started yet, so Werder Bremen was already on the offensive. We want to go to Europe,”said Managing Director Frank Baumann. This is our season goal.”

For the disappointing 1:1 (1:0) against the first. FC Nuremberg was well observed that these research statements are now catching up with the club again and again, for better or for worse.

In Bremen a great euphoria has erupted this summer. After the guide gate through Maximilian Eggestein in the 26th. For a minute, the fans sang as in the best of times with Thomas Schaaf, Klaus Allofs and Johan Micoud: “German Champion will only be SVW.”

After the Nuremberg balance in the post-game period (Virgil Misidjan/90.+2), there were also some whistles in the Weserstadion. The height of the fall is now greater for Werder than it would have been on such a day in the last years of the descent campaign.

Coach Florian Kohfeldt deals with this situation very objectively.” After the second 1:1 in the second home game against an allegedly light opponent, we have also pushed this expectation a bit further,”he said.”This is not enough for Werder’s claims.” But I’m a long way from putting the team in the dark,”said the coach. Kohfeldt is one of the top targets of his association. But he also admits to his team that he must first develop into a top team.

“We have to do much better”

When he spoke after the Nuremberg game of a brutal learning effect for his players, he did not mean to deal with the disappointment about the late 1:1. But dealing with what went particularly well this afternoon.

“The first thirty minutes were the best I’ve seen since I’ve been a coach here,” Kohfeldt said. Only his crew felt too safe after that. Became less by the minute, giving control of the game out of hand and then finally winning. Werder has played for a while as a top team, but did not think so.

After all, the Bremen have strengthened themselves with experienced professionals such as Dutch national player Davy Klaassen and the Dortmund Urgestein Nuri Sahin. In difficult situations, they are supposed to bring the necessary ambition and the necessary winning mentality to the team.” This indecision feels like a defeat,”Classes said.”It’s a defeat.” We must do much better.”