Sporting director Frank Baumann has commented on the reasons why Werder Bremen are in a sporting situation on the spot in the current season and are currently in a relegation battle. In conversation with the "kicker" led the manager above all the lack of empathy as a reason for the crisis, which culminated in the last 0-1 home defeat against SC Paderborn.
"Our combination football lives from the processes, the automatisms and a certain matter of course which we have not been able to really develop to this day because of the many defeats." Last season, seven regulars came to at least 30 appearances. so Baumann. Currently at table 14. With Ömer Toprak, Fin Bartels and Niclas Füllkrug still three potential regular players hurt. Baumann also stressed that he no longer wants to accept the tense staffing situation as an excuse: "We leave no doubt that the team is required." Baumann confirms Kohfeldt : "Will not shake on a playful line" The 44-year-old also strengthened his head coach Florian Kohfeldt his back. The Werder coach had already announced that he did not want to abandon his offensively oriented game philosophy even in times of relegation.Also Baumann is still convinced of this approach: "We will not shake our playful line.We do not have the team that only But good defending with passion, conviction and duel is absolutely essential to our game, which was never in doubt, regardless of the standings. "Bremer's goal for the season, the return to international business, should not be corrected downwards. However, the gap to sixth-placed Bayer Leverkusen is already a whopping eleven points, while relegation place 16 is only two points away.