Head coach Florian Kohfeldt says Werder Bremen’s impressive start to the season counts for nothing ahead of their trip to Stuttgart. Werder sit third in the early Bundesliga table after winning three and drawing two of their first five games so they should be preparing for Saturday afternoon’s clash with second-bottom Stuttgart with plenty of confidence.
Kohfedlt says their position just two points adrift of leaders Bayern Munich does not matter at this stage, though, and they must just focus on the job at hand.
He said on the club’s website:”The current league position doesn’t influence any of our everyday work. It is important to remain concentrated on the game ahead of us and win as many points as possible.
“Personally, I don’t think it is surprising that that we are so high up in the table at the moment. We are concentrating hard on Saturday and our training is being rewarded. After only five matchdays, we are still a long way from achieving our goal for the season.”
Kohfeldt admits it’s a strange feeling for his side to be considered favourites away from home but he is keen to take the game to their opponents at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
He added: “It would be very unusual to go into an away match as the favourites. Nevertheless, we have the aspiration to take the game in Stuttgart into our own hands, to create chances and to be the dominant team on the pitch.”