Match facts ahead of #SVWBMG
All you need to know as the Foals visit Werder Bremen on Saturday evening (18:30 CEST) in their first game back after the international break.
After two days off, the Foals got the new training week underway this Tuesday afternoon. Head coach Daniel Farke was able to gather just eleven players for the session.
It was really noticeable to see today – ten Foals are on international duty and a further five are currently missing through injury. The group with which Daniel Farke must work with over the coming days, therefore, only comprises of eleven players currently. “I’m not going to complain about the current situation, instead I’m going to see the positives of it,” said Farke. “Now, we can undertake some targeted work on a few things and carry out certain exercises that are not as easy to do with a larger group. Also, we can work on our form and fitness in a more relaxed manner at this stage and focus more specifically on the individual guys.”
All training sessions are open to the public this week: on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 10:45 CEST and, then, on Thursday at 15:45 CEST. The Foals will, however, train behind closed doors in the weight room on both Wednesday and Friday afternoon.
Wolf missing due to shoulder injury
Alassane Plea (muscle fibre tear in the adductor area), Florian Neuhaus (partial ligament damage in the right knee), Ko Itakura (partial ligament damage in the left knee), Tobias Sippel (shoulder joint damage) and Hannes Wolf are all currently absent due to injury. The latter suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder joint on Saturday in the home match against RB Leipzig and will be out for the foreseeable future. “Hannes is still currently seeing a specialist for a detail prognosis. After that, we’ll have to see whether he needs surgery or not. Even if he doesn’t require surgery, he will be out for a few weeks,” explained Farke.
Yann Sommer, Nico Elvedi (both Switzerland), Jonas Hoffman (Germany), Stefan Lainer (Austria), Yvandro Borges Sances (Luxemburg), Joe Scally (USA), Ramy Bensebaini (Algeria), Manu Koné, Nathan Ngoumou (both France U21) and Luca Netz (Germany U21) are currently on international duty.