The Markus Anfang cause came to a sudden and curious end at Werder Bremen. In retrospect, however, there was still criticism of the ex-coach from the team.
The end of Markus Anfang at Werder Bremen was a huge curiosity. The forged vaccination card was a big mess, the entered data and the sudden end was a laughing stock – in the end the club stood there as a dork through no fault of its own.
But even during the season it was a problem in some places. The exploitation of chances just didn’t want to pass, stumbling occurred again and again. At the beginning, Werder was stuck in the middle of the table.
In retrospect, criticism from the team can also be heard. Niclas Füllkrug, for example, confirmed after the 1: 2 defeat against Kiel that the general unrest had hit the team (via Sport1): “It’s busy for the team, it’s difficult. I hope that we can calm down again next week.” The first of many tasks that new coach Ole Werner has to devote to.
The striker also criticized the beginning: “Anyone who knows our former coach knows that it was relatively inflexible, that we only ever played one system.” That was an item that was on the agenda quite often during the course of the season. Obviously, this was also a not insignificant topic within the team.
Ömer Toprak, on the other hand, downplayed the excitement of the past week. Opposite to Sport1 he replied to the question of whether the subject would make sporting success even more difficult: “No, no. We should forget that as soon as possible, that it was supposed to be an excuse. We managed that too last week.” This meant the basically good performance against Schalke 04, where there was only a 1-1 draw.
“We players have to take on more responsibility and can’t look for excuses,” said the defense chief. A sentence that Werner should also like to hear. The expectations associated with his arrival are not exactly small. On Friday evening it should be against table 15. Erzgebirge Aue again give a sense of achievement.