Surprising opening: Cologne coach Baumgart already reveals his line-up – Werder coach Werner doesn’t care

Bundesliga restart: SV Werder Bremen will play the 16th match of the day on Saturday (6.30 p.m., in the DeichStube live ticker) against 1. FC Köln. The preliminary report of the DeichStube.

Bremen – An hour before kick-off, as has been the Bundesliga norm for years, clubs publish their starting line-ups for the upcoming game – and not a second before. In many places there is too much fear that too large an opening will give the opponent an advantage. It has been clear since Thursday: Steffen Baumgart does not have this concern. Two days before his home game 1. FC Köln against SV Werder Bremen (Saturday, 6:30 p.m., DeichStube Live Ticker) the coach revealed his full starting line-up at a press conference, which will be there when the Bundesliga should judge – for completeness: Schwäbe – Hector, Hübers, Chabot, Schmitz – Skhiri, Martel – Huseinbasic, Kainz – Maina, Tigges – which was noted a good 300 kilometers north of Bremen with a mixture of surprise and slight irritation – essentially made little impression.

“It’s not every day, but in the end everyone has to find out for themselves,” said Werder Bremen the head coach Ole Werner, who ruled out Baumgart’s model: “I can’t imagine doing that. Maybe also because I still have a thought or two in my head that I’m not quite sure yet.” Werner couldn’t see more for his team in Baumgart’s surprising open-mindedness: “The names he revealed don’t make a splash. It doesn’t change our preparation for the match,” said the 34-year-old, extremely positive after a week of training with “a lot of fire and intensity” on Friday. Cologne will travel: “It’s time to start again.

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Werder Bremen vs 1. FC Köln in the live ticker: Ole Werner expects strong and well-rested opponents

70 days. This is the time that will pass since Werder’s last competitive match (against RB Leipzig) when the whistle sounds on Saturday at the Cologne stadium. Due to the World Cup in Qatar, the Bundesliga had an XXL winter break, which also posed challenges for Werner and his coaching staff. After all, it was important to use the long game-free time as cost-effectively as possible, which Werder Bremen successful in the eyes of the head coach. “I’m happy with how the break went. I feel like we were able to work well this winter,” said Werner, ahead of qualifying: “But, as always, only the first games will show whether we have really made progress on some aspects.”

against 1. FC Kölnwho remained in 13th place in the standings with 17 points, should Werder Bremen (21 points, ninth place) everything will be demanded immediately – after all, after seventh place last year, the conference participant has big plans for the second half of the season. “The team certainly took advantage of the long break because they had a very tight schedule before that,” said Ole Werner – and said: “We will see their typical face on Saturday. In other words: an opponent who acts “very intensively and with great running power”, who appears “straight ahead in the game” and who is particularly dangerous on crosses and set pieces. parts can. Moreover, the Rhein-Energie stadium in Cologne “is one of the loudest in the Bundesliga in terms of atmosphere and strength”.

Werder Bremen vs 1. FC Köln in the live ticker: Niclas Füllkrug already knows which defenders he will face

For 17 years (!) now Werder Bremen already on an away win at 1. FC Köln. The latest was on December 11, 2005, when Naldo, Miroslav Klose (2) and Johan Micoud fired on the visitors for a 4-1 victory. Asked about the long wait, Werder’s head of professional football, Clemens Fritz, replied: “Of course we will do everything we can to end this streak.” And even if Ole Werner – unlike Baumgart – will keep his roster a secret until an hour before kick-off, some personal decisions are of course known for a long time because they are obvious.

This is how you become a World Cup driver Niclas refill carafe of course in the starting XI SV Werder Bremen support. Despite all the fuss around his person, despite an awaiting winter farewell from Bremen, the striker appears completely unchanged in his daily work. “Internally, the subject is not constantly discussed,” said Werner – and underlined: “When you work with abundance, it is not at all relevant that the transfer window is currently open. normally prepare Cologne forward. Which may have become a bit easier for Füllkrug after Baumgart opened. After all, he now knows for sure that he will meet centre-backs Hübers and Chabot. (cod)

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