Benjamin Goller has been one of the surprises of the season. The 20-year-old from Schalke’s impressive performances in preseason were rewarded by Florian Kohfeldt, who gave the youngster his first Bundesliga start. “It was an incredible feeling,” Goller says, looking back on his first appearance in Germany’s top division. After his injury in summer preseason training, the U20 international is back...
The situation remains the same at SV Werder Bremen. Florian Kohfeldt’s side know how to play football, but have so far failed to grind out results and have often been left with either a draw or a loss. Davy Klaassen spoke in the Mixed Zone about the importance of the little things in Werder’s game, and once again addressed their winless run of seven Bundesliga matches.
Werder fullback Michael Lang has officially qualified for the 2020 European Championships with Switzerland. A draw would’ve been enough to see them through in Monday evening’s game against Gibraltar, but the hosts ran out clear winners with a 6-1 win. Lang played the full 90 minutes as they picked up their fifth win in eight games.
Werder’s Milot Rashica and Kosovo were in with a chance of winning for most of the game against England, but there was no upset in the end. England made sure of that with three goals in quick succession shortly before full time to make it 4-0 (1-0 HT). Rashica played the full 90 minutes of the Euros qualifier in Pristina and although Kosovo could only manage third place in their group behind...
The successes continue: after Austria’s U21s Marco Friedl and Co. suffered a setback against England last month, Werner Gregoritsch’s men are back on track after a 4-0 win over Kosovo. Josh Sargent and Michael Lang’s national sides also picked up three points each.
Fin Bartels has been working hard these last few months to overcoming his problems and return to Bundesliga action. In addition, the 32-year-old has been very socially prominent. On Thursday evening, Bartels represented Werder Bremen at the annual reception of the State Disability Committee as a presenter.