Professionals | 04/05/2017

Peter Stöger on Bremen

“We are fired up”

1.FC Köln host SV Werder Bremen on Friday night. FC Head Coach Peter Stöger spoke on Thursday’s press conference about the upcoming encounter.

FC Head Coach Peter Stöger spoke on Thursday’s press conference about…

  • …the match against Bremen: “We are going to see how Yuya Osako feels in training today. He trained individually yesterday and needs to get back to fitness. I would not expect him to be in the starting line up tomorrow. Konstantin Rausch has trained normally and is an option for Friday. Everybody else that has been available in recent days is also available tomorrow. We are fired up for this game.”
  • …the form of Bremen: “It is hard for me as an outsider to explain how they hit this current run. They have changed their system a little bit and have many individuals that are scoring threats. Making the most out of little. We want to be the team that puts them under pressure. I also want to note: I have the utmost respect for how they turned around their season.”
  • …Max Kruse: “He is a really good player and he has been showing that. He is capable of creating goals. It is nice that he is being mentioned in a positive light again. He has deserved that. We know he is a threat, but we will find a solution to him.”
  • …the remaining matches: “Just three matches remain and we want to start with a  win on Friday to get past Bremen in the standings. We can cap off a great season for us. Two home fixtures and a derby. We will probably need seven or maybe even nine points out of those. We have never won three Bundesliga matches in a row. If ever there is a time, it is now.”

Match Details

  • Kick off on Friday is scheduled for 20:30.
  • The match has been sold out.
  • Wolfgang Stark will be the referee in charge.


Increased security measures will be put in place on Friday night's Bundesliga match between 1. FC Köln and SV Werder Bremen. Attending fans are encouraged to arrive early due to security checkpoints. Bags can be no larger than the A4 Format. Please note that there will be no storage for the bags, so please make sure your bags are under the required size. 

The VIP entrances for automobiles will also be controlled with increased security. 

The stadium will open at 18:30. We ask for your understanding on this matter and wish for everybody to have a great experience at the match. 

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Total table
PL. Team Pt.
1 1. FC Köln 59
2 Hamburger SV 53
3 SC Paderborn 07 51