“The SVW is back” – in large letters the message of the day was on the open bus, on which the professionals of Werder Bremen could be celebrated by their fans after the direct return to the first division.
Together with thousands of followers, the green-whites celebrated the ascent on Sunday until late into the night, which had previously been made perfect by a 2-0 against Jahn Regensburg. “Tonight is celebrating until morning. Nobody sleeps and when someone sleeps, I wake it up,” said captain Ömer Toprak the route.
The bus only progressed from the Weser Stadium at a walking pace and had to stop on the Easter dike again and again. As in the past few weeks, the evening was the song “Ducksch is on Fire” reversed by the fans, with which Werder striker Marvin Ducksch was celebrated. Coach Ole Werner was also cheered and mixed on the deck of the bus.
“It is an extraordinary achievement,” said Werner, who had just failed with Holstein Kiel in the relegation at 1. FC Köln last year. Now the 34-year-old coach can call himself first division trainer from summer. “We know that big challenges are waiting for us in the coming season, but this evening will be celebrated,” said Werner.
preparation for the coming season
In the coming days, however, there should be the first decisions of what the squad will look like for the coming season. “We have already done some preliminary work and are trying to implement this in the next few days and weeks,” said Jahn Regensburgs manager Frank Baumann in the “Jahn Regensburgs Club” of the NDR, “so that we have the squad for the new season in good time compared to the previous season, with it we can use the preparation for ourselves. “
The North Germans need reinforcement in all parts of the team. Also in the attack where the Sturmduo Niclas Füllkrug and Marvin Ducksch was responsible for a total of 39 of the 65 goals. But behind the duo there is a gap, even in midfield and in the defense, new players are necessary so as not to get off the upper house again next year.
“We have very concrete ideas on how we want to put together the squad. We know that the next season will be a very difficult,” said Baumann. But first of all, Baumann and the other managers also wanted to enjoy the climb. “It is a good mix of pure joy and relief,” said the ex-professional.